Former Shake it Up star Bella Thorne will be taking on an edgier role in her newest project, where she will be playing a teenage heroin addict for the upcoming Lifetime movie Perfect High.
According to Variety, the movie: “follows a star high school dancer, Amanda (Thorne), who begins taking prescription painkillers for a knee injury, which turns into dangerous habit of sharing pills with friends, lying and stealing to fund her drug habit. This eventually leads to addiction when she’s tricked into using heroin via pills disguised as cheap painkillers.”
Perfect High will also star Israel Broussard, Daniela Bobadilla, and Ross Butler, and began filming on February 1 in Victoria, B.C. in Canada.
Bella took to her Twitter to update fans after her first day of filming yesterday, saying:
Really long but great first filming day on set! I'm a little sore. Gonna take a long bath and go to sleep!
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) February 2, 2015
Bella will also be starring in the upcoming film The DUFF, hitting theatres on February 20th!