Vanessa Hudgens joins John Cusack and Nicolas Cage in The Frozen Ground

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

After the huge success of High School Musical, I figured stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens would end up being bigger stars.  Efron seems to be doing okay, but Hudgens seems to be struggling, with her only notable film being the disastrous SUCKER PUNCH.  But that might change as the young actress has signed on to join heavyweights Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in the serial killer thriller THE FROZEN GROUND.  The film is based on the true story of Robert Hansen, who was convicted of several murders in 1983.  It is believed that in the years prior to his conviction, he would kidnap numerous girls and release them in the Alaskan wild, only to hunt them for sport.  The movie will be directed by Scott Walker.

In the film, Cusack will play Hansen while Cage will play the police officer that teams up with an escaped victim (Hudgens) to track him down.  Hansen is described as an everyday guy, so Cusack taking on the role isn’t a complete surprise.  But still, seeing Lloyd Dobler as a serial killer doesn’t seem very appealing to me.

Vanessa Hudgens

Source: Deadline

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