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Novi actress Leah Jeffries will host the Beast screening.

Ahead of the release of the film “Beast,” 12-year-old Novi actress Leah Jeffries hosted a screening for friends and family in Detroit on Saturday night to see her role on the big screen.

“I’m so happy to see them (friends and family) after they’ve been away for a long time filming other shows and movies,” Jeffries said. “I can’t wait for my family to see this, I’m just super excited.”

Novi resident Leah Jeffries smiles as she prepares to address the audience before the start of the premiere of Beast at the Emagine Royal Oak on Saturday, August 13, 2022 in Royal Oak, Michigan (Jose Juarez/Special to Detroit News).

The thriller directed by Baltasar Kormákur and starring Idris Elba as Dr. Starring Nate Daniels hits theaters August 19. Jeffries plays Norah Samuels, one of Elba’s character’s two daughters, in the film. The role of his other daughter is portrayed by Iyana Halley.

After the recent loss of his wife, Dr. Daniels and his daughters to a game reserve in South Africa owned by a friend and wildlife biologist. However, the journey takes a turn when the family is threatened by a violent, man-hunting lion.

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