Jenna Dewan joins 'Balls to the Wall' film

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Jenna Dewan and Joe Hursley, best known for those Norse-inspired "Got Milk?" commercials, are starring in "Balls to the Wall," an indie comedy that sees Penelope Spheeris sitting in the feature directing chair for the first time since 2005's "The Kid & I."

Written by Jason Nutt, the story follows a young man (Hursley) who wants to give his girlfriend (Dewan) the wedding of her dreams, and at the urging of his future father-in-law, secretly takes on a second job moonlighting as an exotic dancer. At the club, called "The Male Room," he discovers a talent he never expected.

Eric Gores, Brett Forbes, Patrick Rizzotti and Marie Fyhrie are producing.

Spheeris made the punk documentaries "The Decline of Western Civilization" and its follow-up before making a name for herself in the studio comedy world with such movies as "Wayne's World" and "Black Sheep." She returned to docs before tackling the Tom Arnold comedy "Kid & I."

Dewan, repped by ICM and Luber Roklin Entertainment, appeared in "Step Up" and was recently seen on TV's "Melrose Place." Paradigm-repped Hursley has appeared on "Glee" and "Monk," though he's better recognized for his commercial work.
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