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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#1
yets @ 9:37 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#2
e @ 9:39 pm on 04/29/2011

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.

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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.

#3
ishi @ 9:39 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#4
lauren @ 9:42 pm on 04/29/2011

perfect role for vanessa ( being sarcastic)

#5
juddy @ 9:45 pm on 04/29/2011

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 ;]

#6
juddy @ 9:48 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#7
Nicki313 @ 9:52 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#8
sky10 @ 9:57 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#9
sel @ 9:58 pm on 04/29/2011

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.

#10
luvu2 @ 10:06 pm on 04/29/2011

@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.

#11
Katty @ 10:08 pm on 04/29/2011

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.

#12
e @ 10:08 pm on 04/29/2011

@sel:

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.

#13
susan @ 10:15 pm on 04/29/2011

omg! yaaaaaaaaayy!

#14
susan @ 10:16 pm on 04/29/2011

@lauren:
are you 12?

#15
Jonh @ 10:16 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#16
susan @ 10:18 pm on 04/29/2011

@Nicki313:
she is going to work with really talented people, a good director and this is basically to show her acting skills!

#17
susan @ 10:20 pm on 04/29/2011

“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

AWESOMEEEEE!!!

#18
juddy @ 10:21 pm on 04/29/2011

@luvu2:
<3

#19
joceelyynn @ 10:22 pm on 04/29/2011

superlike

#20
lei @ 10:22 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#21
susan @ 10:26 pm on 04/29/2011

@luvu2:
OMG really?
so sad…. i feel sorry for her… such a bad soul

#22
lauren @ 10:32 pm on 04/29/2011

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

#23
gen @ 10:37 pm on 04/29/2011

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.. ;))

#24
Haters Suck! @ 11:08 pm on 04/29/2011

@Lauren
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.

#25
Ha ha @ 11:09 pm on 04/29/2011

@lauren:

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

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