Ian McShane will join Nick Frost for Cuban Fury

He'll play a dance teacher

Cuban Fury, Nick Frost's salsa-dancing comedy, has added another British star to its cast in the form of Frost's Snow White And The Huntsman co-star, Ian McShane.

The film sees Frost play an office worker drifting through life until his beautiful new American boss (Rashida Jones) inspires himself to get off his arse and do something, namely salsa dancing.

McShane will play the dance instructor who reignites Frost's long-dormant passion for salsa, conjuring the glorious image of Deadwood's Al Swearengen turning the air blue in a flamboyant shirt and cuban heels.

McShane joins a cast that includes Chris O'Dowd, playing a sleazy co-worker of Frost and Jones, and the wonderful Olivia Colman, who will play Frost's sister. Not a bad little ensemble, by anyone's reckoning.

Directed by first-timer James Griffiths from a script by Jon Brown, Cuban Fury is expected to arrive in 2013, with a specific release date to be confirmed. If Robbie Savage can throw down some moves on Strictly, we've every confidence in Frost setting the dancefloor ablaze next year...

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Jun 13th 2012, 18:55

      Hopefully this film will feature actual characters instead of the dance for dance's sake films that have been aroudn in recent years. Sure the 1980s dance films were a bit silly, but they had personality and at least a few likable characters. Footloose was about rebellious culture and questioning the people in charge, dance was just a way to express this. Modern Dance films focus all on the dancing and have no story except the neutered class differences plot. http://www.videodetective.com/movies/footloose/2974#.T9jhdrWWeJQ Hopefully Cuban Fury can restore a little personality to dancing films.

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