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Alysia Joy Powell To Topline Choice Skinner's Comedy Feature 'Big And Beautiful'

by Sergio
October 31, 2012 4:52 PM
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Joy Powell

Alysia Joy Powell, who appeared in last year's Jonah Hill comedy, The Sitter, will topline filmmaker Choice Skinner's indie comedy film, Big and Beautiful.

Co-written by Steven Grant, and to be directed by Skinner, who we have profiled before on S & A (his powerful dramatic short film Brotherly Love), the film deals with about a plus-sized woman named Jamela Jenkins (played by Powell), who has recently been cheated on by her fiancee.

When her best friend convinces her to attend a weight-loss/self-improvement resort, on an island, to recover from her broken heart, Jamela instead encounters zany people, zany times and new found love and romance with a sexy, personal trainer.

The fim will also star Michael Corey Davis, Farley Jackson, Daffany McGarry Clark, Felicia Tamika Sheppard and Lulu Valencia.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in spring 2013.

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  • ALM | November 2, 2012 12:11 PMReply

    I am hoping for the best, but the synopsis is screaming stereotypes to me, i.e. you must lose weight to prevent a man from cheating, etc.

  • zeus | November 1, 2012 10:37 AMReply

    We've seen this before. Sounds like "Phat Girls" with a twist!

  • Darkan | November 2, 2012 1:47 AM

    @Zeus, how is it you've seen it before? "Phat Girlz" - Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.
    "Big & Beautiful" - A plus sized woman is convinced by her friends to attend to a
    weight loss/improvement resort where she experiences zany times
    and newfound love with a sexy personal trainer.
    Two different stories brother. SMH.

  • CareyCarey | October 31, 2012 7:47 PMReply

    @ Nadine, I didn't catch that... huuumm...wife...daughter? @ Choice, I see you like to mix it up. Deep drama (Brotherly Love), action flick (Alexus), and now a comedy. That transition has to be difficult for you and the actors, esp the male actors. The ladies seem to have it cover b/c I believe that's their background (comedy)? And while we're talking about the ladies, give Daffany a hug & a kiss for me b/c she sho' looks good to me. Anyway, writing comedy is a mean thang, man. Good luck and holla @ ol'CareyCarey if you need some honest feedback on the funny tip.

  • Nadine | October 31, 2012 7:05 PMReply

    The actress' name... ;).

  • CareyCarey | October 31, 2012 8:11 PM

    *LOL*... I didn't catch that either :-(. I just saw the name in the post (not the title) and went with you (at least I thought I was following you).

  • sergio | October 31, 2012 8:06 PM

    OOps that should be Powell They're not married or related. Gonna have to fix that

  • Nadine | October 31, 2012 7:54 PM

    Maybe I was wrong. I was trying not to be too obvious. The first line says A.J. Skinner. I thought it was Powell.

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