Rita Ora dubbed 'sensational' by Hollywood big wig

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2014
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Academy Award winning producer Harvey Wenstein has dubbed "sensational" Rita Ora as his "biggest discovery"

Harvey Wenstein has dubbed "sensational" Rita Ora his "biggest discovery".

The Hollywood veteran - who produced the Academy Award-winning film 'Shakespeare in Love' - has given the 23-year-old 'Hot Right Now' singer his seal of approval after they worked together on his new film 'Southpaw', which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal.

He said: "Rita Ora did a sensational job.

"Her scene is breathtaking, because she's a very glamorous, beautiful woman.

"But we did the opposite, we made her up to look like a tough junkie.

"She is heartbreakingly real and wonderful and acting opposite Jake - who is riveting in this movie - she holds her own and then some."

Clearly smitten with the singer, Harvey told MailOnline: "I will work with Rita again and again and again. Personally, I think she's my biggest discovery as an actress this year."

'Southpaw' has an all-star cast, featuring Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris and Forest Whitaker.

Rita has already made a name for herself in the industry after she finished filming scenes for the highly-anticipated movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and is scheduled for release in February 2015.

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

Southpaw

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Forest Whitaker, Rita Ora, 50 Cent
  • UK release: 24 July 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy Hope, a once successful boxer trying to get his life back on track and his daughter out of child protection services.

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