Has Derek Hough Decided To Leave Dancing With The Stars?

We won’t be seeing much of Derek Hough this season on Dancing With The Stars! The three time champ will be starring in a new movie called Cobu 3D and will be taking Season 12 off to film.

In the film, Hough will star as a street dancer who moves to New York, who then falls for an Asian drummer from a rival dance group. Similar to Romeo and Juliet, the two have a forbidden love and must overcome their family’s disapproval to be together. Hough says that the dancing you will see in the movie will be an, “edgier side of me.” Hough says that he has already started working out for the movie and has gained over 10 pounds in pure muscle.

The DWTS cast said, “we wish Derek the best as he takes time off from Dancing With The Stars to pursue his film career.” Derek Hough will be filming the movie in New York and Toronto this spring. Derek also released a statement saying he plans to return to Dancing With The Stars in the fall.