Derek Hough is jumping (with his dancing shoes on) into a major movie role.
The Dancing With the Stars champ—who has helped three contestants win—will follow sister Julianne Hough to the big screen. He's set to star in Cobu 3D, teaming him up with Asian pop star BoA, his rep confirms to E! News.
Hough will play opposite BoA as her romantic interest, reports Deadline. They're dancers from two different worlds caught in a Romeo and Juliet-themed love affair—set to dance numbers.
Their brothers are rivals who run competing dance clubs in New York's underground dance scene. Save the Last Dance and Step Up writer Duane Adler wrote and will direct the movie.
Derek, who starred in London's West End theater production of Footloose, is taking a cue from Julianne, who left DWTS after she landed the female lead in the remake of Footloose.
His movie love, BoA, is big in Asia, with more than 20 million records sold in Korea and Japan.