Duane Adler to Helm Jump Around


Duane Adler (Step Up, Save the Last Dance) has been hired to rewrite the screenplay for Wind Dancer Productions’ teen dance drama Jump Around, which he also will direct.

Firdosi Wharton wrote the original script, about a group of teenagers who form a double-dutch jump-roping team at their high school and compete for a spot in an international competition. Double Dutch this year became an official varsity sport in New York City schools.

Wind Dancer also has in development The Goblin, written by Geoff Rodkey with Charles Gibson attached to direct, and American Lightning, adapted by Mark Frost from the book by Howard Blum.