Vanessa Hudgens: 'Gimme Shelter' Lead?

Vanessa Hudgens: 'Gimme Shelter' Lead?

Vanessa Hudgens next project may be playing a pregnant homeless teen in the indie drama, Gimme Shelter!

The 22-year-old actress is in final negotiations to star in the flick, opposite The Mummy star Brendan Fraser, who would play her dad.

Vanessa would play the teen “who flees her abusive mother and seeks out her biological father,” according to THR.

FYI: Brendan starred in the first Journey to the Center of the Earth film, while Vanessa can be seen in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island this September!

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  • yets

    Yes , New Movie im praying for her always.
    Go Vanessa!!!

  • e

    This is what I read about the film:

    About the film:
    This street-wise, 16 year old girl who calls herself Apple has never had an easy life. Her mother is a junkie and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps.
    Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 himself when he got Apple’s mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father to take her in. In the few days under her father’s care she learns she’s become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father’s home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she carrying.
    Apple runs away again, and is eventuallu taken under the wing of Father McCarthy, the chaplain of the local hospital after almost getting herself killed. He offers to let Apple live at a shelter for pregnant young women run by a spiritual woman named Kathy. It is here that Apple begins to tentatively interact with the other girls who are in the same predicament as she and gradually begins to make a family for herself.


    It sounds like an awesome movie, a great new kind of role for Vanessa to show more of her acting. It can also be worth mentioning on that on the same site it says that the movie will start filming in the end of may so it’s really soon. I love how this girl really isn’t affraid to take charge of her carer and I must say that this two/two.five month break she took between J2 and this is a good amount of time, I would think that it would be easy to get restless with too much time without being on set, I’m glad that it wasn’t like last year now that she have more movies out I hope we’ll continue hearing about new roles.

  • ishi

    This is good news :) Hope this is true!!!

  • lauren

    perfect role for vanessa ( being sarcastic)

  • http://none juddy

    yes yes this role sounds really interesting. Good for you baby v
    we all her with you vanessa >3
    … im going to support you with all my heart no matter what ;) Haters gonna Hate ;]

  • http://none juddy

    The smile I have right now, nobody can imagine it…

  • Nicki313

    This shouldn’t be hard for her, its when she trys to play strong characters then I worry. She’s kinda prefect for this.

  • sky10

    YEsss!..Thank GOD new project for Vanessa and new team up..GOD Blss you Vanessa and Brendan … what’s the new intrigues this time!!??

  • sel

    why is she still playing teens? and the role doesn’t seem hard to pull off so i don’t think it’s something i’ll be excited about. plus it’s a low budget indie movie which usually means lower quality and release.

  • luvu2

    @lauren: Your a vicious troll. Your Lipkin20 on Tweeter who goes to other trolls to find out information on Vanessa and Zac then you make judgements as if you actually know something. I also saw your vicious comments on Perez Hilton. I’ll bet your something to look at since you don’t have a life except to put down Vanessa. Jealously from behind your computer is not pretty. I hope you pick out another celebrity soon to love/hate because here on Vanessa’s board we’re sick of you.

  • Katty

    Sounds interesting, very new and different for her, just what she needs. I like it.

    And to @sel:

    For these stars at this age it is an obstacle to get them to be playing their age, they are usually younger or older than who they are playing, it’s difficult. And low budget Indie film doesn’t mean it’s going to be bad or not improve her or give her more recognition. In fact, it’s usually the low budget Indie films that end up being actually very good and landing starts very good jobs.

  • e


    Sel, there is a different between playing a teen or young adult in a teen movie and playing teen in a grown-up film, this falls in the second cathegory (other films like that as an example is ‘Winter’s bonme’ where Lawren’s character is a teen but the movie is more for an older audience), it’s also possible that they might change the age to make the character older that’s not unheard of either. I also think it sucks that some of you have to judge the film before it even starts production simply becuae Vanessa is in it you judge it as bad already, had it been some other actress you wouldn’t have said anything, I think it sounds like a great role for her, it will alou her to explore both a characters sexy/edgy side when she grows up in a tough neighbourhood and then when she deal with her mother, her father and his wife and then also finding out that she is pregnant and runs away and is almost killed will let Vanessa also experience the vunreble side of te character, personally I think that this sounds like a character who really experience a lot which will let vanessa try so many different thing and different emotions and it will be great for her carer.

  • susan

    omg! yaaaaaaaaayy!

  • susan

    are you 12?

  • Jonh

    I feel that Vanessa is goingperform very well , luckyfor her . Because it is undeniable that beautiful she is!

  • susan

    she is going to work with really talented people, a good director and this is basically to show her acting skills!

  • susan

    “Gimme Shelter” is being written, produced and directed by Ron Krauss, who is a notable director.
    Krauss is a Writers Guild of America Award nominee, and has won several prestigious Film Festival awards. His Independent film “Puppies for Sale” had the highest honor of being exhibited at the prestigious National Gallery of Art museum in Washington D.C.

    Ross Krauss’ Aron Productions will produce along with Jeff Rice Films. Dama Claire will serve as co-producer. Claire recently was co-producer on the Fox Searchlight Pictures Academy Award nominated film “Conviction” which starred Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell


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  • lei

    Hope that people talk about this movie not her love life.
    i Love you V.

  • susan

    OMG really?
    so sad…. i feel sorry for her… such a bad soul

  • lauren

    to all the haters,
    im 20
    and who gives a fuck what i say.
    its a free country and why the hell are you guys looking at my tweets and posts? stalker much?

  • gen

    you know what?? why cant you give her a chance to prove her acting skills??? your jUdging her already.. you dont even know what she have as an actress.. its rude to say that she cant act.. what if, you are vanessa?? and somebody told you that you cant act.. what do you feel???
    go VANESSA dont mind those HATERS!!! pRove to them that you have a talent.. ;))

  • Haters Suck!

    well it’s kinda hard to miss you when everytime there is a Vanessa or zac story on any site you are there to comment. This is the only place I post comments but I go to other sites aswell i just don’t comment and I see you on each one and it’s not hard to figure out it’s you when you keep posting the same thing over and over again.

  • Ha ha


    I told you that she forgot her medication today. lol.

  • Angie

    @lauren: And I was gonna ask the samething about you looking Vanessa’s business stalking her much? You get to look in on Vanessa’s stuff so people can see your stuff (it’s the internet after all).

    I hope this is true it sounds so heavy drama and that is exactly what I wished for Vanessa I must be psychic I wanted her to do intense drama and now it’s happening! I HEART YOU V.

    @sel: Explain the cast of Glee most are 20 to 30 year old playing teens it’s very common.

  • susan

    @Haters Suck!:
    lol ily

  • Haters Suck!

    Now this is the kind of news i like to hear. I’m tired of all this grade school bull crap about her dating life. Congrats on the role Vanessa I really think this is another role that will let Vanessa try something different and i look forward to seeing what she can do here. I’m not the biggest Fraser fan but I still remeber he was cool in George of the jungle and I did like the mummy movies.

  • luula

    i’m so excited!

  • luula
  • luula

    that’s why i love this girl!
    she’s not afraid to auditioned for a role

  • zac/vanessa/ashnessa

    This movie sounds deep. And amazing. Can’t wait to hear more about it. Congrats to V !! :)

  • luula

    action, family movies, romance, and now drama, KUDOS TO YOU VANESSA !

  • Chanon

    @lauren: You’re always bagging on Vanessa every time there’s a new post about her. Go get a life, at least she can get a role in a movie. What about you? You’re probably a Zac Efron or Ashley Tisdale fan (<– Ashley sucks ass). ;p

    Anywayssss, -________- I think this is a great new role. She’s trying out a lot of different things. :) Good for her.

  • joan

    i Will Love it And Vanessa Wil do A Better Job Than Everyone Is Expecting, i Can’t Wait

  • Ivy

    It’s funny how things are. Here we have a real deal, I mean, it’s about Vanessas’s career, and we as fans should look up to this, but it’s not what shows in the other post about V’s personal life, here we have 31 comments, and there we have hundreds… Funny. Well, as for the movie I’m glad she is gonna do, as a Vanessa’s fan I support all of her choices, and it couldn’t be different this time. As for the Indie movie thing, Juno was a Indie movie too, and it did a really good thing to Ellen Page’s career, I hope this movie does the same thing w Vanessa’s.


    @sel.. oh please most great movie are indie movies!! for example black swan, the kids are all right, and 127 hours! all of which where nominated for the oscars!! duh
    just stop hating on her!
    @ lauren: ur right we do have freedom of speech so i have the right to say that you are just a selfish hater who feeds off attention from the negative comments you make about vanessa! whatever!! HATERS LIKE YOU SUCK AND NEVER GET ANYWHERE IN LIFE!! MUCH LOVE:)

  • Ivy

    @lauren: I feel sorry for u, darling. I probably don’t have a life so I think it’s ok for u to come here and be a pain in the ass, because here its the only place where someone actually read the bul$hits u write. But let me tell u something, Vanessa is living her life, working on movies, being happy, more than u can dream of having ssome day, therefore, enjoy your life with no friends, no love, no nothing. This is what u get for promoting the hate, sweetie.

  • samantha

    lauren get a life!!
    vanessa new project yeayyyyy :) i´m so happy

  • Ivy

    Im so happy, seriously, I can’t get the smile of my face =))))) I was waiting for her do to drama, and a i think she’s gonna rock! lol this is def the best new of the day, or pheraps months!

  • peggy


    Were you born stupid or no ones told you yet.

    First of all Jennifer Lawrence just got a Oscar nod for playing a teen in Winters Bone and she is in her twenties and will now play a teen in the Hunger Games. The entire cast of Twilight we are supposed to believe can pass for teens. The cast of Glee mostly 20 somethings playing high schoolers. Do you really want me to continue?

    And its not a low budget indie if they can afford Brendan Frasier and Rob Krause is writing it.

    Next time know what your talking about.

  • peggy


    Since its the story of your mother you should love it

  • Ivy

    Blackswan its a indie movie so as Precious and Juno, they both got oscars indications… So the low budget isn’t really a problem since indie movies mostly captures emotions, not special effects and stuff like that. I really think Vanessa can and WILL do a good job in it, and I’m so glad that it’s finally a movie about HER, not about her and her boyfriend, not about her a insane girls. Its a flick about her…

  • Ivy

    @lauren: you are stolking vanessa… if you don’t like her and her job what the hell are you doing commenting? It’s disrespecting and rude… But again, why am i talking with a girl who doesnt have a minimun sense of respect right? go back to ashley tisdale’s posts, please.

  • a peruvian dan_nessa fan

    Yeah, V always surprise us with her carree’s choices!!! Good Luck for her!!!

  • muse

    Personally, Ive waited for the news that Vanessa would be in a small indie movie. Too be honest? I think they’re the best kinds of movies. WHo cares if there not blockbusters or gonna rope in the money? Shes doing her job. Shes performing and raising the talent bar for herself. Shes going to be in a movie that her fans will love or hate, its our personal decision, and the chance for critics, reviewers, directors and whoever else will see her in.
    I like to hope that as her fan Im going to support her in whatever career or life choice she is going to make. Ill support her and wish her the best. Coz thats what I believe a fan is to their idol. Which she is. I have no idea why, but Vanessa seems to be the only serious actress who has to deal with such horrible negativity. I believe everyone has a right to voice their own opionion, but I also believe, if you dont have anything nice to say then dont say anything at all.
    They may rule each other out, but thats just me.
    I cant wait to see what else she has in store and I cant wait to see her in this type of role.
    And I thik this is going to be an amazing character role. She said she doesnt care about the types of movies, she just enjoys the character roles and how they will affect her and she can portray them. And so far shes done an amazing job.
    Go Vanessa. And I wish you all the luck and support. :)

  • musicgirl

    yaay! this sounds like a really good project for her! hope iys true!!

  • bhelle

    OMG. I am sooo gonna love this!! It’s soo ineteresting !! ♥ :D

  • http://lala aiwen

    wow!!! great project!can’t wait :D
    vanessa is a talented woman,so i think this project will be great!!<3
    and haters plz fuck off!!!! don’t commnet any celebrities that u don’t like,the celebrities have fans out there to support them and they will attack back to u if u say something to their idol!!!

  • http://mikehla mike

    sad role

>>>>>>> staging1