Actress Naomie Harris' star continues to rise as it has just been announced that she will star in the boxing drama "Southpaw" alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the film directed by Antoine Fuqua. The role was initially rumoured to be one that would be filled by Lupita N'yongo but the official announcement is that Naomie Harris of James Bond 'Skyfall' fame will fill the role.
Her being chosen for the role is affirmation for fans and entertainment observers about the assessment that she is one of the rising film stars who has become very popular with casting agents, producers and directors.
The movie tells the story of a welterweight boxing champion whose personal and family lives are crumbling even though he has had a very successful boxing career. Naomie Harris plays a social worker named Angela who works with Gyllenhaal's character and his daughter.
She has been a very busy actress over the past two years as she was featured in the James Bond movie 'Skyfall' as Eve Moneypenny and left many fans and social media entertainment observers very impressed by how she stole several scenes with her dramatic range and new portrayal of her renowned character.
Her performance in 'Skyfall' was followed up with an exceptional performance in a leading lady role in the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in which she played Winnie Mandela, a film that received much critical acclaim as did her performance.
Naomie Harris' outstanding acting performances of the past two years have attracted the attention of some of the top filmmakers and thus her being chosen to star in the movie "Southpaw" is not a surprise to some of her fans and entertainment observers.
Look out for Naomie Harris because she is making a move from being a strong supportive actress to showing that she is an actress with the dramatic range and presence to be a leading lady headliner.