“Bring It On” 20 Years Later: E! News Rewind
– Brr, it’s cold here. There must be a killer in the atmosphere.
Bring It On is back, and this time, the beloved cheerleader franchise is hitting the slasher genre. Titled Bring It On: Cheer or Die, the seventh episode coming to SYFY this October is a horror flick that follows team co-captains Abby (Kerri Medders) and McKayla (Tiera Skovbye) and their Diablos teammates as they prepare for the upcoming regional cheer . competition The squad has a problem, though—they’re forbidden from doing any risqué cheerleading stunts by their over-cautious headmistress (Missi Pyle).
So, the squad decides to secretly choreograph a winning routine in a nearby abandoned school. Problem solved, right? Not exactly, because the cheerleaders start disappearing one by one and before they know it, they’re locked inside with a horrible killer.
Oh, and did we mention it all takes place on Halloween?
See the scary good Bring It On: Cheer or Die trailer for yourself in the clip above.
Bring It On: Cheer or Die premieres Saturday, October 8 at 9 p.m. on SYFY.
Can’t wait for October for more Bring It On? Read on for a rundown of the behind-the-scenes secrets of the first film.
(E! and SYFY are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)
1. The movie was originally called Cheer Fever.
2. Written by music video director Jessica Bendinger, the script was a tough sell and almost didn’t get made. “I went to 28 or more places and meetings,” she told MTV News in 2015. “I had about 27 pitches because sometimes I’d go to a studio and they’d love it and they’d take it to their boss and they’d say, ‘We love it!’ and take it its boss and then it would get a pass the third time.”
3. Despite being one of the most in-demand actresses of her generation, Kirsten Dunst was not the first person to have the role of Torrance. No, that would be Marley Shelton, who would end up leaving the movie to star in Sugar and Spice, the 2001 film about cheerleaders-turned-bank robbers. oh my
4. Dunst, who was 17 at the time, was always a top choice for the producers, though she turned them down several times before finally landing the role after filming a “depressing, bad indie film,” she told MTV News. “I read it and was like, ‘Oh, this is a fun movie.’
5. The inspiration for Gabrielle Union’s Isis, the captain of the East Compton Shamrocks, was Michael Jordan. NBD. And Reed revealed to Buzzfeed that Union was “instrumental” in finding the character’s voice. “We worked a lot on her character when we were doing revisions for the script,” he said.
6. There was a very pointed reason Union, who previously appeared in teen hits 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That, signed on for the film. “The Cheerleader movie I wanted about a bank robbery [Sugar and Spice] — they didn’t want to go Black on some of the characters,” she revealed to MTV. “So it’s interesting, the group that didn’t want to commit to diversity didn’t seem to do well and the movie that was about righting the wrongs did well, and that included diversity.”
7. James Franco and Jason Schwartzman were just two of the actors who read for Cliff, Torrance’s edgy rocker love interest. But the top choice was Jesse Bradford, who was a little hesitant to join. “This is after we auditioned 300 people for Cliff and nobody was like Jesse,” executive producer Max Wong told MTV. “He said, ‘Can I have a convertible?’ And I was like, ‘Of course!’ Which was a total lie.”
8. For Missy, Cliff’s sister and Torrance’s unexpected co-captain with a penchant for gymnastics and temporary tattoos, Eliza Duskhu from Buffy the Vampire Slayer was Reed’s only choice. And she did not disappoint when she appeared at the audition. “I think I was a little hungover and I was dressed in all black,” Dushku revealed to MTV. “[Reed] said, ‘Can you do a split?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know, let me try,’ and I got into a groove right there and thought, hey, maybe. You know, that’s cool.”
9. The members of the R&B girl group Blaque, Shamari DeVoe, Brandi Williams and the late Natina Reed, were offered the parts of three East Compton Shamrocks, no audition necessary. “We were at the peak of our career,” DeVoe told the Observer. “And we were represented by Johnny Wright and Lisa Lopes, she was our mentor and had creative control. We were hot and they contacted us.”
Since it was their film debut, they approached Union for guidance. “It was their first performance, period,” Union explained to MTV. “So teaching them about marks and where the light is and where the cameras are… It was one of those movies where everybody wanted to get it right and everybody decided to humble themselves to get the job done. If it took a village, it took. a village.”
10. The trailer for Bring It On features scenes with the Shamrocks not featured in the film itself. “We shot these snippets that you see… after the movie ended because after the test audiences saw the movie, they wanted more Shamrocks,” Union said on TikTok in January 2022. “So we shot these, just for the trailer, not for the movie, to make people think we were in the movie more than we were.”
11. One of the film’s most iconic scenes—the toothbrushing flirtation between Torrance and Cliff—wasn’t in the original script, but was inspired by a real-life moment. “I remember just studying him and what he was doing, and it wasn’t very nice,” writer Bendinger explained to MTV about her own awkward bathroom encounter with an unnamed suitor. “I remember sitting in my apartment and I said, what about this?”
But Dunst improved on one key part. “Kirsten came up with a great thing about shielding the side of her mouth against him when she spits, which I thought was just great,” Reed spilled. “That was all Kirsten.”
12. Most of choreographer Sparky Polastri’s lines were improvised on the spot by actor Ian Roberts and Reed, who told Buzzfeed, “That role in the original script was funny but thin and stereotypical.” The spirit fingers, however, were written.
13. Several of the cast members were arrested in Tjiuana during filming, including Dushku and Bradford. “[They] were on the beach drinking and got arrested and thrown in a Mexican prison,” Wong revealed to MTV News.
“I want to go on record and say that no producers came and saved us,” Dushku explained. “Maybe there was an incident in TJ one weekend but we got ourselves out of it. I got us out of it and there was no producer bailout going on.”
14. Most of the cast went through a four-week cheerleading boot camp before filming.
“Not only did we have to learn the dance routine and the cheers, but we also did all our own stunts,” Nicole Bilderback, who played Toros member Whitney, told Bustle. “So we had to learn the pyramids; we had to build strength for that. We had to learn all the throws. We learned all that stuff. So it was eight hours a day, and we’d have a lunch break. It was hard. It was a lot of work.”
15. Securing the rights to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” for a small portion of the audition montage would cut a significant amount from the film’s tight $10 million budget.
“My memory was that it cost $40,000,” Reed recalled in his Buzzfeed interview. “That was the single biggest music cue and expense we had on the film.”
16. To make it on one of the squads, there was no faking it when it came to your resume.
We had everyone come to the audition prepared with some hilarity, probably the most humiliating thing you could do to an actor,” Reed told DVD News. “We had to know that they at least had some sense of rhythm and coordination because no. only they had to act, but they had to meet the physical demands of the roles.”
17. Lin-Manuel Miranda co-wrote the music and lyrics for Bring It On: The Musical, which ran on Broadway for a limited engagement in 2012. It received two Tony nominations in 2013 for “Best Musical” and “Best Choreography “.
18. Most of the routines performed by the Bulls and the Shamrocks featured stunts that are considered illegal in high school competitions.
“There are illegal moves,” Reed confirmed in an interview with HuffPost. “There are some college moves out there that aren’t high school moves … that probably would have been disqualified. At the time we were making the movie, if one of these things came up, we erred on the side of what works. dramatically or what works best worked for us visually.” That’s okay, that’s okay with us!
19. The movie ending was a point of contention between the filmmakers, as there was a split when it came to which cheer squad should win Nationals. Spoiler alert: The Shamrocks would take home the trophy.
“I remember there was a whole debate about who was going to win, and there were people in the mix who were like, ‘Well, Kirsten is the lead, the Bulls have to win,'” Reed recalled to MTV. “Well, no, that’s not the story…they did an amazing job. But they came in second to the other team, and it was a life lesson for her.”
20. After the film surprisingly debuted at No. 1, bringing in $22 million domestically when initial tracking reports indicated it would make just $6 million, some of the stars responded in epic fashion.
“A good number of the girls and I went out on the town to celebrate and may or may not, you know, jump in the pool at Sky Bar and it was like, we’ve got a number one movie!” Dushku revealed to MTV.
21. The DVD includes an alternate ending that finds Torrance and Isis both attending U.C. Berkeley and on the cheerleading squad together.
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- A specific time of day or night.
- Lack of sleep – too tired, not sleeping well, not sleeping enough, interrupted sleep.
- Illness (both with and without fever)
- Flashing bright lights or patterns.
- Alcohol – including heavy alcohol use or alcohol withdrawal.
Can you feel an attack coming on? This stage probably comes to mind when you think of a seizure. During it, intense electrical changes occur in your brain. Other people won’t notice some of your symptoms — like feeling a gust of wind even though you’re inside, a sensation in your body, or hearing a buzzing in your ears.
What would cause a sudden seizure?
Anything that disrupts the normal connections between nerve cells in the brain can cause a seizure. Read also : Falcons announce details for Mercedes-Benz Stadium open practice during 2022 training camp. This includes high fever, high or low blood sugar, alcohol or drug withdrawal, or brain concussion.
Is Bring It On on Netflix or Hulu?
Watch Bring It! Streaming Online | Hulu (Free Trial) This may interest you : Hurt Packers Struggles, Mahomes Dazzles, NFL Power Rankings & More.
Bring It On on a peacock? You can watch Bring It to the Table on Peacock. There is currently 1 season of Bring It to the Table available for streaming on Peacock.
Where can I watch Bring It On All Or Nothing 2022?
You can stream Bring It on: All or Nothing by renting or buying on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu.