Vanessa Hudgens to Play a Pregnant, Homeless Teenager


Vanessa Hudgens is in final negotiations to play the lead in Ron Krauss's indie drama Gimme Shelter, alongside Brendan Fraser, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The High School Musical star is taking a decidedly more adult turn in the film, playing a pregnant, homeless teenager who flees her abusive mother and seeks her biological father. Shelter would mark the actress's "first purely dramatic feature role," the Reporter notes. At 22, following a number of nude-photo scandals and a high-profile breakup, she's ready for it. [HR]