This was an inspirational teen movie about a cheerleader who grew from a poor student to an international cheerleading star.
The famous Du Yuan would be directing!
While Du Yuan was not on the same level as internationally-renowned director Qi Yuanyi, he could be compared to Yan Ke. They were both students of the same teacher, and they were both known for being quirky and outside-the-box.
Since announcing that the movie was looking for a female lead, many female stars had already auditioned. However, no one had met Du Yuan's requirements.
Du Yuan did not want to use a stand-in, so the female lead had to have cheerleading experience. Even if she did not, she needed to have a dance background, otherwise they would not be able to film.