USMagazine, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 6:45pm (PST)
Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff is teaming up again with her Season 12 partner, Ralph Macchio -- but this time it's on Macchio's turf.
The dancer, 34, is currently filming a new movie written and directed by the actor, 51, about a 10-year-old boy who becomes fascinated with a beautiful yet troubled older woman he sees dancing in a neighboring house. Smirnoff plays the woman -- and she couldn't be more excited.
"It is a dream come true to have this opportunity in working with Ralph again," she tells Us. "He wrote such an inspiring script, and I'm grateful to be a part of it. The story is sweet but profound, and my character is very compelling. I'm loving the process!"