Vivica Fox will be heading to the LA Film Festival in the new comedy feature film, Fat Camp. The indie film will make its World Premiere at the Festival on June 21st, an annual event organized by Film Independent and held at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.
Directed by Jennifer Arnold from a script penned by Chuck Hayward, Fat Camp follows the immature fitness fanatic Hutch Daily (Chris Redd). To avoid being kicked out of his mom’s (Fox) house, Hutch agrees to work at his uncle’s (Mel Rodriguez) fat camp for the summer. Charlie Soto (Michael Cienfuegos), a sweet and slightly nerdy rule abiding Counselor-in-Training under Hutch, steps onto the scene, and together, Charlie and Hutch must supervise an irreverent group of chunky boys on their weight-loss journey. What they discover along the way is their own compassion and self-confidence, which ultimately helps them all to grow up.
Fox has had guest star roles on Law & Order, Drop Dead Diva, Melissa & Joey and Raising Hope. She was a regular on the syndicated series Mr. Box Office alongside Bill Bellamy. Most recently she was cast as Cookie Lyon’s sister in the second season of the Fox series, Empire. Last month, she reprised her Independence Day role in Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence, and was recently cast to star in the independent film Kinky written and directed by Jean Claude LaMarre. Fox will also star in the sci-fi film Crossbreed as the President of the United States, which will be the first time a black woman has played a U.S. president in a live-action film.