Leona Lewis to make acting debut in new British musical

The X Factor winner could be singing songs by Madonna or Cyndi Lauper

Leona Lewis is to make her film debut in a musical featuring the songs of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

The film, titled Holiday!, also stars comedian Katy Brand. It will be directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini, the team behind the successful StreetDance franchise.

The move into film could prove to be a wise decision. Her last single, "Lovebird", failed to chart in the top 200. However, the X Factor winner is said to be readying a Christmas album with "quite a Motown feel".

Lewis appeared to be excited about the movie on Twitter.

"Feeling very lucky to be part of a project in which everyone is so passionate and supportive of one another," she tweeted. "I'm loving the experience."

Another post read: "Just wrapped for the day! So excited for you guys to see this, such great moments being captured. Lucky to work with amazingly talented people."

The movie, which is shooting in the UK and Italy, will feature songs including Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper.