EXCLUSIVE: Sofia Wylie, the star of Disney Channel’s hit series Andi Mack, has scored her first big screen role, playing the lead in Australian family soccer film Back of the Net.
Wylie, who plays Buffy Driscoll in the coming-of-age series, which was lauded for being the first Disney series to incorporate an LGBT storyline, will play Cory Bailey in the movie, which is directed by Louise Alston (All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane).
The film, which is produced by The Steve Jaggi Company, the firm behind Debby Ryan’s Rip Tide, is written by Married By Christmas writer Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck. It tells the story of science fanatic Bailey, who ends up at Harold Soccer Academy after catching the wrong bus and missing her parents, who are volunteering in remote India. She then completes a semester at the soccer school, where she battles with the star soccer player Evie, who makes life difficult for Bailey. However, as the school hosts the National Soccer Tournament, she is determined to beat Evie’s team in the finals.
The movie will begin filming later this month in Sydney, Australia with other cast members announced soon.
Wylie, who also starred in Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn and appeared in School of Rock, is represented by Trilogy Talent and Osbrink Agency.