'Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff and Ralph Macchio reunite for new film

By Krista Alice Hornyak,

Dancing with the Stars Season 12 partners Karina Smirnoff and Ralph Macchio have reunited for a new movie.

Macchio stepped out of his comfort zone in 2011 when he signed onto DWTS.

His success as a young actor in 1984’s The Karate Kid undoubtedly drew in a nostalgic audience for the show. Fans were pleasantly surprised by his dedication to performing each dance to the very best of his ability.

Now it’s Smirnoff’s turn to make fans take notice, doing just the reverse – going from talented dancer to first-time actress.

The upcoming movie was written and directed by Macchio, and is currently being filmed.

Smirnoff’s role is an older, troubled woman who a 10-year-old boy becomes mesmerized with after he sees her dancing.

The woman is a complex character, and Smirnoff couldn’t be more thrilled to be playing her.

"It is a dream come true to have this opportunity in working with Ralph again. He wrote such an inspiring script, and I'm grateful to be a part of it,” she told Us Weekly.

Smirnoff promises that in addition to its sweet tones, the film will have a profound theme.

But will it surpass the success of The Karate Kid? Only time will tell. It will be very hard to do, considering that more than 67,000 users have rated the classic as a 7.1 out of 10 on IMDb.



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