Four-time Billboard Music Award winner Halsey has spent the last several years wowing global audiences with her unique brand of charisma and incomparable singing voice. However, the singer will take another big step forward in her career as she looks to crossover to acting. As first reported by THR, Halsey, real name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, will star alongside Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney for a new series titled The Player’s Table.
Based on the 2020 novel They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman, the story follows a murder mystery set in a swanky prep school in Long Island, New York. Sweeney will star in the series as a high school senior named Jill Newman. She actively works to uncover the true events surrounding the death of her best friend, Shaila, three years prior. The plot takes a turn when Jill realizes that she and her fellow “players” in a secret society at the school may have had something to do with it. Halsey joins the series as a character named Rachel Calloway. A former “player” in her own right, Calloway distances herself from the wealthy lifestyle of Long Island after her younger brother is unjustly convicted of Shaila’s murder. Together, the two work to uncover the truth.
Annabelle Attanasio (The Knick) will write, direct, and executive produce the series. Halsey will also serve as producer alongside Sweeney, Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), and Nathan Ross (Wild). The project is still in the early stages of development and currently in the market for a network.
Halsey has sold over one million albums and has been streamed over six billion times in the United States. Her hits like “Bad At Love” and “Without Me” earned her a bevy of accolades and Grammy nominations. Additionally, the singer has voiced characters in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and American Dad. Moreover, the multi-talented performer has tried her hand at comedy with several appearances on Saturday Night Live. Meanwhile, Sydney Sweeney stars with Zendaya in HBO’s Euphoria. She also touts roles in movies like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Hulu’s Big Time Adolescence.
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