French-Tunisian singer Sonia Ben Ammar cameos in new music video

The 21-year-old recently joined forces with DJ Petit Biscuit for his latest single. Instagram
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Updated 13 September 2020

French-Tunisian singer Sonia Ben Ammar cameos in new music video

DUBAI: French music producer DJ Petit Biscuit released the video for the lead single from his forthcoming LP, “Drivin’ Thru the Night,” this week — and Tunisian-French model and singer Sonia Ben Ammar had a pretty big role to play in it.

The 21-year-old, who stars in the clip, shared with her 728,000 Instagram followers that she was heavily involved in the creative process for the song and the video and also helped with the writing.

“@petitbiscuit “drivin’ thru the night” video out now  happy to be a part of the writing & creative process for this song & video! @jc_charavin (sic),” the model wrote on social media.

Ben Ammar serves as the female lead and the artist’s love interest in the clip, which has more than 100,000 views on YouTube.

It’s not the first time the duo has teamed up. Memorably, Ben Ammar performed live at Coachella back in 2018, joining the French DJ for a surprise set in which she sang their hit “Creation Comes Alive” to a packed crowd.

It also appears that the budding singer has been working on some new material for herself. In July, she shared with fans that she was back in the studio and working on something special after months of self-isolation. “Documentation of the (very) rare times I didn’t show up to the studio in my pajamas. I know these are old but I’m working on a new project for ya (sic),” Ben Ammar wrote on Instagram.

The singer, who splits her time between France and California, launched her first EP, a four-track project entitled “EP 1” in November 2019 with her debut single “Joyride.”

For her debut EP, Ben Ammar teamed up with Jason Quenneville, better known as “DaHeala,” the producer behind The Weeknd’s hits, “Starboy” and “Beauty Behind the Madness.”

Meanwhile, the multi-hyphenate — who moved to Los Angeles to study music business at college and to pursue her singing career — is also a rising star in the fashion industry.

She made her runway debut in 2017 for Miu Miu and quickly found herself in demand by some of the world’s most renowned labels, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Carolina Herrera.

French-Tunisian star Sonia Ben Ammar joins the cast of ‘Scream 5’

Updated 20 September 2020

French-Tunisian star Sonia Ben Ammar joins the cast of ‘Scream 5’

DUBAI:Up-and-coming French-Tunisian singer, model and actor Sonia Ben Ammar has joined the cast of “Scream 5,”  it’s been revealed this week.

 According to Variety, production on Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures’ upcoming relaunch of the  famous horror film franchise is set to begin later this month.

Filmmaking duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who are behind “Ready or Not,” are directing the forthcoming film.

The first “Scream” film was released in 1996, well before Ben Ammar was even born.  A smash hit upon its debut, the movie helped to revive the horror genre, becoming the highest-grossing slasher movie of all-time. 

This will be Paris-born Ammar’s first high-profile Hollywood gig as an actress. She along with other young franchise newcomers will be joining returning cast members David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell, who are all reprising their iconic roles as Dewey Riley, Gale Weathers and Sidney Prescott.

Plot details for the new film, set to debut in theaters on Jan. 14, 2022, are still under wraps,  so it is not yet known what role the French-Arab star will be taking on.

“I’m SCREAMing of excitement!! (sic)” wrote the 21-year-old on Instagram, announcing the news to her 730,000 social media followers. “Incredibly grateful to be part of one of my favorite franchises. 2nd photo is my face when I got the call lol (sic),” she captioned a screenshot of Variety’s article announcing the news and a blurry snap of her clearly overjoyed. 

However, it’s not the multi-hyphenate model’s first foray into the film industry.

Ben Ammar, who is the daughter of Tunisian film director Tarek Ben Ammar and actress Beata, previously starred in Guillaume Canet’s French-language film “Jappeloup” as well as the stage musical “1789: Les Amants de la Bastille.”

She’s also appeared in several music videos, including “Drivin’ Thru the Night” by DJ Petit Biscuit, as well as clips for her own singles, such as “Joyride” from her debut EP.

In addition to music, Ben Ammar is also a rising model, and has worked for many major brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Carolina Herrera and Chanel, among other prestigious fashion houses.