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Chris Brown to star in breakdance film

Chris Brown has signed up to star in a new film about the art of breakdancing.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker will team up with Lost actor Josh Holloway and Avatar's Laz Alonso for Planet B Boy.

The movie, which will be based on Benson Lee's 2007 documentary about the dance form's integration into mainstream culture, will follow an all-star breakdancing crew as it prepares to compete at the Battle of the Year International Championships in France.

R&B star Brown last appeared on the big screen in the 2010 thriller Takers.