And the movie's star Fredo Starr shows off his rapping skills at the aftershow...

Members of boyband DAMAGE, LEE LATCHFORD-EVANS from STEPS, NAIMA BELKHIATI from HONEYZ, R&B guru TREVOR NELSON and a number of UK soap opera stars attended the premiere of ‘SAVE THE LAST DANCE’ in LONDON last night (March 20).

Also in attendance at the Coronet Cinema in Notting Hill were the film’s stars, the rising rapper Fredo Starr, Sean Patrick Thomas and Julia Stiles.

Described as a hip hop ballet, the film charts the inter-racial relationship between Thomas and Stiles set against Chicago’s club-scene. It has met with lukewarm reviews in the US, where it opened in January.

Following the premiere, Nelson performed a DJ set, while Starr entertained the guests with a PA set at an aftershow at the London Subterania.

The film will be released in the UK on March 30.

Meanwhile, in related film news, ‘Exit Wounds’, the new feature starring hip hop superstar DMX and hardman actor Steven Seagal, is currently Number One in the US box office, having lifted $19 million receipts last weekend. The soundtrack for ‘Exit Wounds’, featuring, amongst others DMX himself, Nas, Redman, Ja Rule and Memphis Bleek, is released on March 30 through Virgin