‘Work It’: How ‘Bring It On’ Inspired the New Sabrina Carpenter Movie

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sabrina Carpenter and Liza Koshy

When the cheerleading basic Bring It On got here out in the summertime of 2000, the forged of Work It had been infants. In 2020, Sabrina Carpenter, Jordan Fisher, Liza Koshy and different younger phenoms have made a dance film for the Netflix technology, and that was the purpose. Screenwriter Alison Peck stated Bring It On was certainly one of her foremost inspirations. 

Sabrina Carpenter and Liza Koshy
L-R: Liza Koshy, Sabrina Carpenter | Elly Dassas/Netflix

Peck spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet on Jul. 28 in regards to the film. Carpenter performs Quinn Ackerman, a highschool senior who begins her personal dance squad. We’ll have extra with Peck this weekend too. Work It is now streaming on Netflx.

How ‘Bring It On’ impressed ‘Work It’

In Bring It On, Kirsten Dunst performs a cheerleader who finds out her outdated captain stole all their strikes. In Work It, Sabrina Carpenter performs a highschool senior who begins her personal dance squad to impress a Duke admissions agent. What have they got in frequent?

Bring It On, I feel, is a good instance of a highschool film that has dance in it,” Peck stated. “I love that movie and I watched a lot of dance movies too. I just really channeled the main character, Quinn, in her prep for becoming a dancer for me writing about a dancer.”

Movie screenplays helped Alison Peck write ‘Work It’

Not solely is Peck not a dancer, however she’s not a choreographer both. She left a lot of the dance routines to the consultants making Work It, however she did learn the way particular she may write the dance scenes. 

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L-R: Neil Robles, Bianca Asilo, Tyler Hutchings, Liza Koshy, Jordan Fisher, Sabrina Carpenter, Nathaniel Scarlette, Indiana Mehta | Brendan Allen-Zwelling/Netflix

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“I did wonder how does one write something like that?” Peck stated. “So I did a lot of research. I read a lot of dance movies and also a lot of sports scripts to kind of see how detailed do these physical moments come out in a script. What I ended up doing was I did write the important dance moves that they do and the feeling that I wanted to get across with those dance sequences.”

‘Bring It On’ had an analogous screenplay

Peck couldn’t keep in mind the specifics of the Bring It On script but in addition doesn’t keep in mind any particular writing in regards to the cheer sequences. That’s the method she took to Work It.

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L-R: Kallian Bremault, Keiynan Lonsdale, Briana Andrade-Gomes | Brendan Adam-Zwelling/Netflix

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“I think it was more general,” Peck stated of Bring It On. “I don’t think it was written out step by step if I remember correctly. For mine, I mostly just focused on the emotion that I wanted to achieve in that scene and also the level of skill for Quinn. I wanted to be very clear on just how much she was improving her dancing in each scene. That was a very key thing that I wanted to make sure came across in my writing.”

Sabrina Carpenter acquired what Alison Peck was writing

Carpenter is a recording artist in addition to actor, so she has dance expertise. Her character, Quinn, nonetheless, is studying for the primary time. She has the grades to get into Duke however studying dance doesn’t fairly work the identical as learning books. 

I feel she did such an ideal job bringing that to life. That’s type of the purpose of plenty of the thematic a part of the film is simply the thought that you could’t simply method these kind of issues academically. You additionally should have a ardour for it. You additionally should have coronary heart. So dance can’t simply be one thing you be taught from a textbook. I feel she captured that actually nicely and made it clear that she was studying all of the strikes nevertheless it took her some time to essentially join with the sensation of dance.

Alison Peck, interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, 7/28/2020

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