Shannon Purser of Stranger Things fame has grabbed a starring role in Sierra Burgess Is A Loser.
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser centers on a case of mistaken identity that results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes. It’s a female-empowerment film that takes on bullying, confidence and identity in the digital age. Purser plays Sierra, a girl who has never really concerned herself with being cool or hot, but when she finds finds herself in a text-only relationship with her “crush,” she enlists the help of the queen mean girl in hopes of keeping the charade going as long as possible.
Purser will join RJ Cyler in the film which is loosely based on Cyrano de Bergerac.