Skai Jackson best known for playing Zuri Ross on Jessie will begin work on a very different kind of project soon!
Her mom Kiya, recently tweeted:
@TheKiyaCole: It’s official! @OfficialSkai will be heading to ATL for 5-6 weeks to shoot the film adaptation of ‘The Watson’s Go To Birmingham’. Yay!!!
She has been cast as Joey Watson in a film called The Watson’s Go to Birmingham.
This movie was based on a book written by Christopher Paul Curtis. The book is set in the south during the turbulent time during the civil rights movement. The family experiences racism and segregation and deal with a church bombing.
Skai’s character Joetta “joey” is the main character’s little sister. This is such a different role for Skai. I can’t wait to see her in a dramatic role! She’s so talented, I know she’s going to be amazing!