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Bad Bunny and Sydney Sweeney Join STXfilms’ American Sole

STXfilms has signed Latin GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Bad Bunny and Sydney Sweeney to star in the upcoming film American Sole. The movie will mark Bad Bunny’s feature film debut.

They join Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Camila Mendes, and Offset, who were previously announced in the cast. The announcement was made by Adam Fogelson, chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group.

One of the most popular recording artists in the world and a phenomenon among Latin artists, Bad Bunny will have a supporting role currently being kept under wraps as it is crucial to the storyline.

Sweeney reteams with Davidson after previously co-starring in the film Big Time Adolescence. In American Sole, Sweeney will play Bella, a beautiful social media influencer.

American Sole follows two twenty-somethings (Davidson and Jackson) 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.

“We’re tremendously excited by the way the cast is coming together and thrilled to have Bad Bunny joining this film,” said Fogelson. “As an actor, he’ll provide not only incredible entertainment value but real authenticity to his role.”

Fogelson added, “Sydney Sweeney is an incredible talent who is catapulting as a star. She delivers stand out performances in ‘Euphoria,’ and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and she’s a tremendous addition to the cast of American Sole.”

American Sole is written and will be directed by Ian Edelman (HBO’s How to Make It in America, Netflix’s The After Party) and produced by Kevin Hart through his production company, HartBeat. Hart is joined as producer by Jake Stein (Netflix’s The After Party) through his Scondo Productions label, and NBA All-Star Chris Paul, who produces through his Ohh Dip!!! Productions banner.

American Sole marks Paul’s first feature film as producer. HartBeat’s Bryan Smiley is executive producing along with Bad Bunny. Drew Simon and Patricia Braga will oversee the project for STXfilms. Liz Stephens negotiated the deals for the studio.

Bad Bunny is proclaimed as one of the most popular artists in the world. The multi-platinum artist, winner of the Latin GRAMMY and nominated for the GRAMMY, constantly manages to break language and stereotype barriers around the globe, becoming an international culture and entertainment icon.

Following the huge impact he has had on mass audiences, Bad Bunny became the first Latin Reggaeton artist in history to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. He is also the second male personality to appear alone on the cover of Playboy magazine, after its founder, Hugh Hefner. His leadership within the Reggaeton and Trap genres has led him to dominate large stages during prominent music festivals and international concert tours.

His most recent album, Las Que No Iban A Salir debuted #1 on Billboard‘s “Top Latin Albums,” dethroning himself over his previous albums, with YHLQMDLG at #2 and X 100PRE at #3. Bad Bunny is one of the Latin artists with the most entries to the global “Hot 100” list, with a total of 24 hits.

In addition, with his album YHLQMDLG, he became the first Latino artist in history to achieve the position #2 on the global list “Billboard 200.” Each of Bad Bunny’s releases has left their forceful mark on the history of Latin music. His artistic power and leadership in the entertainment world demonstrate his character as one of the most impactful artists of the moment and reaffirm his expansive position in the music industry.

Actress/Producer Sydney Sweeney’s credits include HBO’s Emmy-winning series Euphoria, Hulu’s Golden Globe winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, and HBO’s acclaimed limited series Sharp Objects. She will next be seen in the Amazon original thriller The Voyeurs and HBO’s forthcoming limited series The White Lotus.

Sweeney recently launched her Fifty-Fifty Films production company, partnering with award-winning producer Jean-Marc Vallée on her first project, the series The Players Table, in which Sweeney will also star alongside chart-topping singer-songwriter Halsey.

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