'Stranger Things' Barb Actress Shannon Purser Joins Thriller 'Wish Upon'

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Shannon Purser boards John Leonetti's upcoming thriller, which Mister Smith is launching at this year's AFM.

She became one of the most talked about elements of Netflix's hit drama Stranger Things as the unfortunate, oversized-specs-wearing Barb, but now Shannon Purser's film career is gathering further momentum.

Having already signed up for the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party, the 19-year-old actress has now found another feature outlet in Wish Upon, the upcoming thriller coming from Broad Green Pictures.

The film, currently in preproduction, has John Leonetti (Annabelle) directing from a script written by Barbara Marshall (The Listener) and Sherryl Clark (Viral, Cloverfield) of Busted Shark Productions producing. Alongside Purser, Joey King (The Conjuring, Fargo) stars, playing a 16-year-old misfit who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted only to discover that each wish demands a deadly payment. 

Mister Smith Entertainment is set to launch international sales on Wish Upon at next month's American Film Market.