Vanessa Hudgens’ Latest Film Hits Theaters In 2014By: Tobias Roth - September 28, 2013
Vanessa Hudgens is set to star in a new movie called Gimme Shelter, with a national release date of January 24, 2014. In advance of the Hartland Film Festival’s world premiere of the film, Roadside Attractions has aquired U.S. rights to the drama from director Ronald Krauss. She is a 24 year old actress and singer.
Hudgens orginated as a Disney star, similar to Miley Cyrus and others, but since appearing on the kids network, she has done the most to get rid of her clean and innocent looking image. While her fellow Disney stars were trying to stay popular with their young fans, she had already gotten herself involved with a nude-photo scandal after scandalous pictures of her leaked on the internet. On Disney, she starred in the High School Musical film franchise, but soon she was seen in films like Sucker Punch and Beastly, which were not kid-friendly in any sense.
The Los Angeles Times mentions that just in the past year, she has been seen as a concubine, a bikini-clad party animal and a runaway stripper. She was in Spring Breakers, where she spent most of her time in a bikini, accompanying James Franco, who plays a pimp named Alien. She has high hopes and goals that stretch way beyond her former Disney co-stars as she aspires to have a career like Meryl Streep’s one day and wants to win an Oscar. She may not get all that, but she is certainly on the right track, and doing more positive things than others around her age. She talked of her acting goal and said that “it is why I’m very picky about what I do, and I make sure I’m not doing the same thing over and over.” She certainly does vary her roles and appear in all sorts of films.
For her latest film, Gimme Shelter, Hudgens has transformed herself physically and spending two weeks living in a shelter as research for the role. The film is based on a true story that centers on 16 year old Agnes Bailey, played by Hudgens. It works to uncover the struggle for survival and a hope for redemption through her life on the streets. After she gets pregnant as a teenager, Agnes’ journey forces her into a perilous struggle before finding salvation from a suburban shelter for homeless teens, mentions Deadline.
The film is inspired by a David and Goliath true story of Kathy DiFiore’s longstanding Several Sources Shelters. In what sounds like a very inspirational drama, the real life Difore even worked closely with Mother Teresa in order to change the shelter laws in New Jersey. Difore is played by Ann Dowd in the film, who appeared in the Indie drama Compliance in 2012.
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