SEOUL —  South Korean dance group the Gambler will star in Paramount’s dance movie “Hype Nation,” having teamed up with U.S. music producer and rapper Teddy Riley.

In the $25 million picture being produced by Young Film, Riley plays a music director.

Helmed by Alex Calzatti (“I Am Cuba”), pic follows dance battles between the American R&B group B2K and Korean group the Gambler.

Production begins in the U.S. July 15 with some 40% lensing Stateside and 60% to be shot in South Korea.

Young Film prexy Young Lee, a Korean American producer who has previously partnered with American hip-hop artists, is now casting for a Korean female lead.