Mammootty will play the lead in Johny Antony's next directorial venture, which is reportedly titled as Dance Dance. Mammootty will play a bar bouncer in the movie, which is said to be an out-and-out comedy entertainer set in the backdrop of Dubai.
Mammootty and Johny Antony has joined hands earlier for the movies Thuruppu Gulan, Ee Pattanathil Bhootham and Thappana. Thuruppu Gulan earned mixed reviews from the critics; but emerged as the highest grosser of 2006. But Ee Pattanathil Bhootham and Thappana earned negative reviews and did average performances at boxoffice.
Johny Antony made his directorial debut with Dileep starrer comedy CID Moosa. The movie went on to become the highest grosser of 2003, and got remade into all South Indian Languages.
After a series of comedy entertainers, Johny Antony changed his track with the investigative thriller Masters, with Prithviraj and Tamil actor-director Sasikumar in the lead roles. The movie earned postive reviews from the critics; but failed to do well in the boxoffice. The director is now filming for his upcoming movie Bhaiya Bhaiya, starring Kunchako Boban and Biju Menon in lead roles.
Mammootty's Eid release Manglish is now running successfully in theatres. His upcoming movie Munnariyippu, directed by Venu, is all set to release on August 22nd. The actor is currently filming for his upcoming flick Rajadhi Raja. He will be next seen in Ranjith Sankar's Varsham and Salim Ahamed's Pathemari.