Skins star Jessica Sula has been cast in the lead role of Layla in Honeytrap, the groundbreaking debut feature film from Rebecca Johnson (writer/director of award-winning short film Top Girl and Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ 2009) – a co-production by Bright Pictures and Fierce Productions.
19 year-old Jessica is best known for her role as Grace Blood in the multiple-award winning E4 series Skins, beating 8,000 other actors to win the role, and recently appeared in ITV’s Love and Marriage. Honeytrap is her debut film role.
Writer and director Rebecca Johnson said: “The urban genre has not been explored from the female perspective before and it’s time this side of the story was told. Jessica is a rare talent who will bring Layla to searing life. I’m very excited to have found her.”
Honeytrap tells the story of fifteen-year-old Layla, who sets up the boy who’s in love with her to be killed. The story is based on true events, inspired by several cases that have taken place in South London in recent years.
Read our post about Rebecca and her film from earlier in the summer here