Little Mix singer, Leigh- Anne Pinnock features in the first look at festive rom-com Boxing Day. She is set to make her acting debut in, as the ladies explore solo ventures whilst continuing on in the band without Jesy Nelson.
Near the Tower Bridge in London, she’s singing with another cast member who is accompanying her on a guitar.
A film source said: “Leigh-Anne was an absolute natural on set.
“All the cast have been great to her, especially Aml. She certainly has a future in acting.”
As shared by Warner Bros UK on Instagram, the 29-year-old can be seen alongside an ensemble including I May Destroy You‘s Aml Ameen and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Leigh-Anne on the left in the behind-the-scenes picture
The 29-year-old could hardly contain her excitement at starring in the upcoming rom-com directed by Aml Ameen as she shared a sneak peek behind the scenes from a very festive looking scene.
Posting the BTS shot with her face on the monitor, the ‘Holiday’ singer Leigh-Anne wrote: “Butterflies. Eeek.”
The plot of the upcoming film says: “Melvin [Ameen], a British author living in America, 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.”
Christmas usually signals chaos on the big screen (and in real life, let’s be honest), but the movie has also been described as a celebration of love and familial bonds.
Writer/director/leading man Ameen previously commented: “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.
“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.”
Boxing Day is scheduled to hit the big screen this coming Christmas.