Singer makes her film début in summer musical

Leona Lewis’s film début Walking on Sunshine has revealed its trailer.

Leona, who was crowned winner of The X Factor in 2006, has swapped the stage for the big screen in her first film role.

The movie musical tells the story of two sisters who have fallen for the same man, and features popular music from the ’80s.

The 29-year-old Bleeding Love singer, who plays the character Elena, joins the likes of comedienne Katy Brand, Sense & Sensibility actor Greg Wise and Being Human actress Annabel Scholey in the musical.

“It was something that just came along really, really quickly and this year my intention was to get refocused and re-inspired and it was perfect timing,” Leona said of the role. “I have done a lot of theatre work before, but it was quite a few years ago so getting back into that was kind of scary.”

The movie is directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini, and is due to be released in cinemas on June 27th.