Ali Liebert is Global's newest "Bomb Girl"
Set in the 1940s, “Bomb Girls” tells the story of women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of women from all walks of life – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions. Liebert plays Betty, athe fast-talking girl from the Prairies responsible for training the bomb girls.
This incredible talent has had a whirlwind year, including having not one, but two films premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Liebert appeared alongside an impressive ensemble cast in the Carl Bessai feature “Sisters & Brothers”. The film stars the absolute brightest of Canadian talent, from Jay Brazeau to Gabrielle Miller, to Ali’s long-time friend Cory Monteith, of Glee fame. The film is a part of acclaimed filmmaker Bessai’s trilogy, which began with “Mothers & Daughters” and “Fathers & Sons”, both festival gems. Liebert plays Traci in the film, a star crazed wannabe actress.
Liebert was also seen alongside Nick Stahl (Sin City, The Thin Red Line) in the Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys) film “Afghan Luke”. The comedy follows a disheartened journalist whose story about real events in Afghanistan had been buried and his vengeance trip back to the region to gather enough evidence to get his story to print. The trip soon turns into a surreal and perilous adventure, filtered through a haze of hash and gun smoke. Liebert plays Miss Freedom in the film; a gorgeous CFL cheerleader and singer who performs at various military bases and watering holes throughout the Middle East.
Her other recent movie news includes a role in the buzzed about feature film “Foxfire”; a drama, set in the 1950s, which follows a group of young girls in upstate New York who form their own gang. The film is based on the novel by multiple Pulitzer Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, and written and directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Laurent Cantet, known for the Academy Award-nominated The Class (Entre les Murs), which won the Palmes D'or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Producers hope to have the film wrapped in time to premiere at the 2012 Cannes festival.