Former Fifth Harmony lead-singer and Dancing With the Stars 2nd runner-up Ally Brooke will star in CDW Films’ “High Expectations,” an upcoming drama about a soccer player’s journey toward success after rejection by his father.
The film’s plot follows Jack (Gray) as he works to join a rival soccer team after his father (Grammar), a former soccer star and current club owner, cuts him from the team. Matters are complicated by the fact that his brother is also on the team he is forced to leave — and eventually compete against.
Brooke’s starring role as Sofia, the main character’s ex-girlfriend, will mark the singer’s acting debut. She stars alongside Taylor Gray, Kelsey Grammar and Briana Scurry, a US women’s 1999 World Cup champion.
“I am beyond excited to be a part of this wonderful film and to breathe life into my beautiful character Sofia,” Brooke told Variety exclusively in a statement. “It has always been a dream of mine to branch out into acting, since moving out to LA with my parents at 12 years old.”