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'I'd Do Anything' star lands film role

By
Nancy Jessie

BBC

I'd Do Anything runner-up Jessie Buckley has landed a role in romantic comedy Join My Band.

The 20-year-old, who lost out to Jodie Prenger in the 2008 Andrew Lloyd Webber talent show finale, will play rebellious rock-chic Stella in the short film.

Buckley, who starred in the West End production of A Little Night Music, will star opposite Max Fowler in the boy-meets-girl tale about a nerdy boy's attempts to win favour from his school crush by starting a punk band. Shooting starts next month.

The project has been penned and directed by Naomi Wright, who produced the ITV series Fearne Cotton And.... Jazz harpist and singer songwriter Lucinda Belle has composed the soundtrack.

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