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Abra – Autum/Winter 2016
All clothes Balmain AW16, jewellery Abra’s ownPhotography Gregory Harris, fashion Nell Kalonji

Abra to make her acting debut in new thriller

The singer has been cast alongside Hari Nef and Suki Waterhouse in the 2017 film Assassination Nation

Abra has announced that she will be making her acting debut in the upcoming thriller Assassination Nation. The film will see the singer star alongside trans model and activist Hari Nef and Divergent actress Suki Waterhouse. 

According to a Variety, the story will follow “four teenage girls in a small suburb who become the focus of unwanted, worldwide media attention after their personal information is leaked by an anonymous hacker.” It’s set to be released in 2017.

The film’s producers Matthew Malek and Anita Gou released a statement confirming the casting decision yesterday. “Hari, Abra and Suki are great, rising talents who all come from different backgrounds and collectively make up a cast that is young, diverse and powerful – all things we want this film to reflect,” they explained. “What attracted both of us to the project was its bold depiction of teenagers, not as vapid or distracted but rather engaged and determined to navigate the complexities of this new world. It tackles issues of shaming, mob mentality, vigilantism, and righteousness.”

Abra celebrated the news by posting a brand new track, “Bounty”, to her Soundcloud page last night. Listen below: