Alex Francoeur in a horror film

Alex Francoeur suspected that dancing could take him to many places. But on the set of a horror movie? » No way ! launches the one we currently see in the American feature film Bring it On: Cheer or Die.

“I hate horror movies; I’m so scared that I can’t watch them,” says Alex Francoeur, laughing.

Seventh chapter of the popular (cult, even, some will say) saga started in 2000, Bring it On: Cheer or Die is the very first to fall into terror. This time, a mysterious masked killer comes to decimate the participants of a high-level cheerleading championship one by one.

Alex Francoeur dons the Knights uniform here, a team falling in the crosshairs of this merciless killer. If his role has no counterpart, he nevertheless has a place of choice in group numbers, performing spectacular choreographies and projections, commonplace in competitions of this kind.

And to do this, the one we discovered at Revolution within the duo Alex and Alex had to comply with demanding training sessions, just to perfectly master the rudiments of cheer.

» The cheer and dance, these are two completely different disciplines », he attests, from the outset.

“The others I worked with were all professionals in the cheer canadian. So I had to be up to it. But fortunately, Bring it On: Cheer or Die, it’s cinema. Fiction. We had more freedom in our choreographies than in a real competition, let’s say, ”he ends.

A remarkable series

Although his knowledge of this new discipline was limited when he arrived on the set, he could not have been more familiar with the universe of Bring it On. Alex Francoeur admits having listened to the first chapter “on a loop”, starring Kirsten Dunst at the time.

He therefore did not hesitate for a second when the film’s choreographer, Tony Gonzalez (with whom he had already worked in the past) called him on the set, installed in Winnipeg, a year ago.

« I couldn’t miss it, » he says.

The film Bring it On: Cheer or Die is available on video on demand.


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