Midday Chocolate Break: Chris Brown and Laz Alonso in ‘Battle of the Year’


After what’s been a massively successful return to music, Chris Brown didn’t forget his silver screen dreams. After roles in Stomp the Yard, Takers, and This Christmas, a blonde-haired Breezy is coming back to film on familiar ground, playing a member of an American B-Boy group that competes and break-dances in France for the Battle of the Year International Championships.

Lost actor Josh Holloway plays the coach that leads a team of juvenile troublemakers that gain dance training through their disciplinary detention. As the confidence of the crew grows, they join together to not only prove others wrong, but also to be proud of something worthwhile. The cast includes Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Caity Lotz as the sole female character.

Battle of the Year will be released in theaters January 25, 2013.–Carmen Shardae Jobson
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