Back to IndieWire

Alysia Joy Powell To Topline Choice Skinner’s Comedy Feature ‘Big And Beautiful’

Alysia Joy Powell To Topline Choice Skinner's Comedy Feature 'Big And Beautiful'

Alysia Joy Powell, who appeared in last year’s Jonah Hill comedy, The Sitter, will topline filmmaker Choice Skinner’s indie comedy film, Big and Beautiful.

Co-written by Steven Grant, and to be directed by Skinner, who we have profiled before on S & A (his powerful dramatic short film Brotherly Love), the film deals with about a plus-sized woman named Jamela Jenkins (played by Powell), who has recently been cheated on by her fiancee.

When her best friend convinces her to attend a weight-loss/self-improvement resort, on an island, to recover from her broken heart, Jamela instead encounters zany people, zany times and new found love and romance with a sexy, personal trainer.

The fim will also star Michael Corey Davis, Farley Jackson, Daffany McGarry Clark, Felicia Tamika Sheppard and Lulu Valencia.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in spring 2013.

This Article is related to: News and tagged ,