Tulisa Contostavlos, known as one-third of UK hip hop group N-Dubz and as a judge on reality series The X Factor, has signed up for her first lead role in a feature film.
She will play the role of Sista C in Diva, the story of an international pop sensation whose sister is murdered in a brutal gangland killing in London. She must put her fame to one side and leave her home in Los Angeles to try to uncover the truth about what happened.
The project comes from UK finance, production, and sales outfit Evolutionary Films, which is funding the production and will handle world rights. Producers are Evolutionary’s Diane Shorthouse, with the company’s CEO John Adams directing. Shooting is due to commence in 2019.
Contostavlos previously had acting roles in horror film Demons Never Die and crime film Big Fat Gypsy Gangster. With N-Dubz, she had eight top 40 hits in the UK singles chart.
For Diva, she will also record new music for the film’s soundtrack.
Tulisa is represented by Gareth Varey and Alex Segal at InterTalent Rights Group in the UK – the company helped to package Diva and also did so on previous Evolutionary title Vengeance 2, which starred ex-WWE superstar Stu Bennett with Vinnie Jones and recently wrapped.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Evolutionary films on this project and getting creative in the studio,” said Contostavlos.
“Tulisa is perfect to play this role - a strong ‘female boss’ ready to kick-ass in a slick revenge action film,” added Evolutionary CEO and director John Adams.