By Sam Bussell

1/5/2017

Barb is leading a film. Well the character isn’t but the actress who played her, Shannon Purser, will be starring in the new film “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” according to Deadline. Purser is best known for playing Barb Holland on the hit Netflix show, “Stranger Things”, and while she only appeared in a few episodes she became one of the standout stars of the first season.

Now she will be taking her talents onto the big screen and playing the lead role in new film “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” which is based off of the Cyrano de Bergerac story. The film tells the story of how a case of mistaken identity results in the unexpected partnership of the most popular girl and the biggest loser in high school as they try to help each other out with winning over their crushes. Purser will play the title role of Sierra, who doesn’t really care if she is either hot or not. However, when she find herself in a text-only relationship with her crush, she enlists the help of the queen girl of the school in hope of keeping the little charade going for as long as possible.

Along with starring in this new film, Purser will be co-starring in a brand new film alongside comedian, Melissa McCarthy, “ Life of the Party”. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” will be directed by Ian Samuels and will also star RJ Cyler“Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” has no release date as of yet