Finally, justice for Barb. Sort of. Shannon Purser made her acting debut in Stranger Things as Barbara Holland, the best friend of Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) who met the wrong end of a Demogorgon. Despite only appearing in several episodes, Barb became a breakout character and Purser even snagged an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. The actress is now set to take the lead in SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER, an upcoming Netflix film which finds Sierra mistakenly receiving a text from a hot jock who thinks that she’s someone else. In an effort to win him over, Sierra must team up with the most popular girl in school. Ah, the old “I’ll help you study if you help me catfish this unsuspecting teenager” routine.
The official synopsis for SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER:
SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER is a modern rom-com retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school. The story centers on Sierra (Shannon Purser), an intelligent teen who does not fall into the shallow definition of high school pretty but, in a case of mistaken identity that results in unexpected romance, must team with the popular girl (Kristine Froseth) in order to win her crush.
SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER will hit Netflix on September 7, 2018.