Camila Cabello is heading back to our screens for the first time since her appearance in Prime Video’s Cinderella, as she joins Chiwetel Ejiofor’s second film, Rob Peace.
While not her first venture into acting, Cabello is certainly better known for her time in the best-selling girl group Fifth Harmony and for her own solo musical career. With smash hits like “Havana” (feat. Young Thug) and collaborations with artists including Ed Sheeran to Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly, Cabello is a big name in the popular music scene.
Deadline broke the news that Cabello will be joining Jay Will and Mary J. Blige as the latest big name to the Ejiofor-written and directed drama based on Jeff Hobbs’ bestselling biography The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League. Following the life of Robert Peace (Will) through his life growing up in a crime-ridden area of Newark, NJ, to his time on scholarship at Yale studying molecular biophysics and biochemistry. However, the story draws much of its excitement from the fact that Peace lead a double life. Until his death in 2011, he was both an academic researching cancer and infectious diseases in a lab and a drug kingpin making six figures selling marijuana.
The award-winning artist will play one of Peace’s classmates at Yale, a young student named Naya.