Look out Bradley Cooper — you have some new competition on your hands. Wetpaint Entertainment can exclusively report that Dancing With the Stars heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy auditioned for a movie role in New York City yesterday afternoon (August 20).

“He was in here for an audition,” a casting insider confirms to Wetpaint Entertainment. “It went really, really well. He actually nailed it.”

We’re told the film is a romantic drama and Maks read for the male lead. If he gets it, it will be his first major movie role.

“He said he’s always been interested in movies,” adds the insider. “That it’s something he’s always wanted to do.”

Obviously we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!

Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the full All-Stars cast list here.

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