Plans are moving forward for the Bille Woodruff dance sequel, Honey 3 now that the film has found their leading lady, beautiful African actress Sibo Mlambo.
In the film, Mlambo will play Ishani Magona, a street-tough Cape Town local who never backs down from a fight — or a dance battle. Using hints of Kwaito, a style based on African tribal rhythms, Ishani’s moves are as aggressive and powerful as she is.
Still reeling from the loss of her brother, Ishani has a hardened exterior and doesn’t take too kindly to an outsider named Malea. However, when Malea asks her to choreograph a production of Romeo and Juliet, Ishani rediscovers her passion for creativity and the two form an unlikely partnership.
Mlambo, who recurs on the hit Starz series Black Sails, will soon be seen opposite Chadwick Boseman in Message From the King and alongside Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron in Sean Penn‘s The Last Face. She also co-stars in the indie movie Ladygrey with Meg Mortimer and Peter Sarsgaard, and will also be seen playing Denzel Whitaker’s love interest in the Lifetime drama Back to School Mom.
Woodruff returns to direct Honey 3 after directing the first two films starring Jessica Alba and Mekhi Phifer, and Kat Graham and Randy Wayne, respectively.
The film, which will be set in South Africa, likely will debut on DVD in the U.S.