After earning a nomination for ‘Female Actress of the Year” in Bran Nue Dae, singer-songwriter Jessica Mauboy will star in ‘The Sapphires’ film. Mauboy plays Julie, one of four indigenous women in an Australian pop group that entertains troops during the Vietnam War. Like her character, Mauboy’s mother is an Indigenous Australian.
Mauboy is joined in film by Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell. The film was a hit in Australia last year; it was the country’s highest grossing film ever.
In addition, Jessica plays double duty singing on over half of the records on the soundtrack, including the lead single “Gotcha.”
The film will open in the United States on March 22nd, 2013 in select cities.