Get ready, guys, because this is about to be the dream team we never knew we needed. Yep, Camila Mendes is set to star as Pete Davidson‘s girlfriend in the brand new movie American Sole, and we couldn’t be more excited!
According to Deadline, O’Shea Jackson Jr. will also appear alongside the Saturday Night Live star and the Riverdale actress in the film, which is being produced by Kevin Hart and NBA player Chris Paul. The basketball star told the publication that the movie “is a story about the highly exciting, very profitable sneaker industry and the secondary sneaker market. With my own personal passion for sneakers and the culture that drives it, I’m excited to be a part of telling this entertaining story.”
Deadline added that Pete and O’Sea will play “two twentysomethings with mountains of college debt who use the fast cash of after-market sneaker reselling to achieve their American dream. But when their startup runs out of cash and a shady investor is their only way out, the dream quickly becomes a nightmare.”
After the announcement that the CW star would play Jess in the film hit the web, she took to Instagram and reacted to the exciting news.
“So excited to be joining this project and this cast!” Camila captioned her post.
As fans know, this movie news came just after Camila got real about being “pigeonholed” into certain roles because of Riverdale.
“If you’re on a teen show, yeah, there’s an inherent pigeonhole that comes with that. But I’ve watched a bunch of people before me deal with that. I do think it takes some time after coming off a show to shake it off a little bit and reset to have people perceive you in a different way, but I do think that’s changing a lot,” the 26-year-old told Nylon last month. “I don’t know if it’s because of social media and being able to control your image or if it’s this new wave of TV that people seem to find equally entertaining and as high-quality as film. I think people are now more open to perceiving TV actors as serious actors, period. It’s changing, but I do find that it’s kind of inevitable to be pigeonholed a little bit when you’re playing the same character for years.”
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