Vanessa Hudgens to play pregnant teen in Gimme Shelter with Brendan Fraser
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Vanessa Hudgens is still trying to break away from her good girl image from HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and it looks like this role will help her out in a big way. The young actress will team up with Brendan Fraser for the independent drama GIMME SHELTER, which will be written and directed by Ron Krauss. The story follows a young teen (Hudgens) who ends up getting pregnant and leaves the home of her abusive mother to find her biological father (Fraser). The father takes her in at first, but kicks her to the curb when she refuses to abort the baby as she is the result of his fling and doesn’t want the same for her and the child. Shooting is set to start sometime this month in Connecticut.
I can’t think of a better way to break out of your teenage image than to play a knocked up, homeless girl. I’m interested to see how Vanessa Hudgens handles this role as it may lead her to bigger and better things in the future.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter