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Aml Ameen To Direct & Star In ‘Boxing Day’ Rom-Com; Aja Naomi King, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Marianne Jean-Baptiste Also Cast

Aml Ameen To Direct & Star In ‘Boxing Day’ Rom-Com; Aja Naomi King, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Marianne Jean-Baptiste Also Cast

Exclusive: I May Destroy You and The Maze Runner actor Aml Ameen has commenced production on his directorial debut feature, Boxing Day, a UK based Christmas romantic comedy in which he’ll also star. Joining him on the call sheet are How to Get Away with Murder alum Aja Naomi King, Leigh-Anne Pinnock of the British girl group Little Mix (in her first film role), and Golden Globe and BAFTA-winner Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies).

Ameen and Bruce Purnelln co-wrote the screenplay, which is inspired by the diary of Ameen’s life. The film, which the filmmakers are saying is the first UK holiday film featuring an all-black cast, follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée Lisa (King) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world her fiancé has left behind.

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