"The Emoji Movie" is one star closer to filling up their keyboard. Sofia Vergara announced yesterday that she is playing the leading role, Flamenco Dancer, in the mega-budget Sony film.

The Colombian beauty tells People that she has joined a gym and will soon shed extra pounds to fit the role. From her face expressions to hairstyles, she is going to change everything for the role of a feisty flamenco dancer.

News of her casting on Instagram

Sofia Vergara shared the news of her casting on Instagram last night. She looks excited and has begun preparations to voice the Flamenco Dancer emoticon in the upcoming science fiction film.

She rose to prominence with her Golden Globe-nominated role as Gloria in the sitcom “Modern Family.” Throughout her career, Vergara has lent voices to various animated movie characters.

Last night, the 44-year-old actress shared several photos of herself in a red outfit standing next to an enlarged version of the female flamenco. The story is about Sofia and her emoji friends living in the city of Teutopolis. They try to find a specific code that could fix their app, Gene.

Vergara’s other prominent projects are “Chasing Papi,” “Four Brothers,” “The Smurfs,” “Escape from Planet Earth,” and “Hot Pursuit.” Spilling details on what her character is like in the film, Sofia said she loves the Flamenco. It is a beautiful and impressive role with lots of strengths and powers.

‘The Emoji Movie’

The Emoji Movie” is an upcoming film directed by Tony Leondis, and scripted by Eric Siegel and Mike White.

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In addition to Sofia, it features Ilana Glazer, Patrick Stewart, Rob Riggle, T.J. Miller, and James Corden. The project is fully financed by Sony Pictures Animation, and Columbia Pictures acquires the US distribution rights. In August 2015, it was announced that Sony won the bidding war against Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. over production rights of “The Emoji Movie.” The story is inspired by a novel of the same name by Leondis.

Teaser trailers for the film

The first two teaser trailers for “The Emoji Movie” were released in December 2016. These were consequently panned by the audience, with the official YouTube upload garnering over 20,000 dislikes as opposed to 4,600 likes around 24 hours after release. As of April 2017, it has around 103,000 dislikes as opposed to only 10,000 likes. The filmmaker claims that several new teaser trailers and stills will be out this weekend.