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Sunday 23 July 2017

Hough: New comedy has heavy issues

Julianne Hough is happy to work on a straight acting role
Julianne Hough is happy to work on a straight acting role

Julianne Hough has revealed there will be "heavy issues" in Diablo Cody's new dark comedy.

The singer and actress has signed up to star in the Juno writer's directorial debut about a young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash and heads to Sin City Las Vegas.

Julianne said: "It's a dark comedy, it's got some really heavy issues that I think a lot of people will relate to, yet it's covered by a good story.

"My character has been in a plane crash and two-thirds of her body is burned. She's grown up as a Christian fundamentalist and she thinks, 'I just need to go and live my life now'.

"So she ends up going to try and commit sins in Las Vegas, and meets Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer along the way. It's an amazing fun cast to be a part of. It's a really fun movie and it's beautiful at the end, really great."

The Footloose star will next appear in musical Rock Of Ages with Russell and Tom Cruise, but is excited about making the straight movie with Diablo.

She said: "I'm so excited, we're shooting in New Orleans and there's no singing or dancing in it, I'm strictly acting."

:: Footloose, starring Julianne Hough, is available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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