Leigh-Anne Pinnock is getting into acting!
The 29-year-old Little Mix singer has been cast in her first feature film, Boxing Day, Deadline reports.
The Christmas romantic comedy movie will be the first UK holiday film with an all Black cast, and is inspired by the diary of Aml Ameen’s life. He co-wrote the screenplay, will make his directorial debut and also star in the film.
Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée Lisa (Aja Naomi King) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world her fiancé has left behind.
“It is such an honour to be teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures, Film4 and BFI to bring Black British Culture to the world in this universal holiday rom-com,” Aml Ameen said in a statement. “It’s long been a dream of mine to capture films that reflect the wonderfully multi-cultural city that raised me while sharing stories from the diary of my life.”
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