Bella Thorne to Make Feature Directorial Debut

Bella Thorneis heading behind the lens…

The 22-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer has signed on to direct her first feature film, an elevated thriller written by Zander Coté, the plot of which is being kept under wraps.

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Thorne will also take on a supporting role in the film, which will begin shooting this coming summer.

“We are thrilled to partner with Bella on her feature directing debut,” says Bernon, “She’s about to leave an indelible mark on the genre, and we can’t wait for audiences to discover her bold vision.”

Thorne is also a best-selling author, director, philanthropist musician and entrepreneur. She entered the entertainment business at six months of age and at 21 has built an empire that stretches from acting to various entrepreneurial ventures and philanthropic endeavors.

Her unapologetic authenticity and ability to be raw with her fans has generated a loyal and diehard following on her social media pages, which consists of 21.5M on Instagram, 6.9M on Twitter, 529k subscribers on YouTube

Thorne’s feature credits include Netflix’s The Babysitter franchise, BlendedStuck on You, The DUFFMidnight Sunand the Sundance AGBO Studiosfeature Assassination Nation

Her television credits include Disney Channel’s Shake It UpHBO’s Big LoveABC’s Dirty Sexy Money and Freeform’s Famous in Love

Her first foray into directed came in an unusual way… Thorne directed PornHub’s Visionaries Director’s Serieswith the short Her & Him.

Thorne Joins the Voice Cast of the Animated Film “Underdogs”

It’s okay to call Bella Thorne an underdog

The 17-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer and former Disney Channel star has joined the voice cast of the animated film Underdogs.

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From The Weinstein Co., the Argentine-Spanish family flick from director Juan J. Campanella tracks a shy but talented foosball player who defends his town and his girl from a nefarious soccer player with the help of his foosball table figurines, who come magically to life.

The film is undergoing a Hollywood revision and Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Morrison, Katie Holmes, John Leguizamo, Eugenio Derbez, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, and Chazz Palminteri are currently recording English-language dialogue with some script retooling for the domestic audience.

Thorne will voice the younger version of love interest Laura, also played by Grande and Holmes.

Thorne is known for Disney Channel’s Shake It Up and her recurring roles on Dirty Sexy Money and Big Love and was recently seen in theaters in Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She also guest-starred on CBSCSI.

She joins Underdogs after starring in another Weinstein Co. release, the Blumhouse/Dimension-produced Amityville: The Awakening.

Underdogs is set to open in theaters on April 10, 2015.

Brusso’s Heading to Fox’s “Touch”

Roxana Brusso has been touched by Fox…

The Peruvian-born actress has joined the cast of Fox’s new drama Touch, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Roxana Brusso

Brusso—best known for her role as hard-nosed Detective Alicia Fernandez on Southland—will play Sheri, a former biker with a heart of gold.

Her character is the director and physical therapist at a facility that cares for Jake, the mysteriously gifted son of Kiefer Sutherland’s single father character.

Brusso has previously appeared on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money and Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

From Heroes creator Tim Kring, Touch is set to premiere on Fox sometime this spring.