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Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones To Co-Star in Upcoming Film “Gimme Shelter”

by Emmanuel Akitobi
September 12, 2011 3:05 AM
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Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) has graduated to more serious subject matter in writer/director Ron Krauss’ Gimme Shelter, due in theaters in 2012 from Columbia Pictures. Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones both play significant roles in the film’s story.

Dawson will star as June Bailey, the mother of Hudgens' character, while Jones will play a character named Father McCarthy. The film also stars Brendan Fraser as the father of Hudgens' character, Jack Bailey.

In Gimme Shelter, Hudgens plays a character named Agnes “Apple” Bailey, and the plot goes a little something like this:

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.

I find it very interesting that the role of Apple's junkie-prostitute mother was given to an Afro-Latina and the role of her Wall Street broker father just happens to be Caucasian.

I SMDH at you Hollywood.

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5 Comments

  • AccidentalVisitor | September 12, 2011 10:26 AMReply

    Sorry, folks. If my post wasn't clear let me assure you I was being sarcastic. Hudgens does not look like a child that would likely spawn from Rosario.

  • Neziah | September 12, 2011 10:07 AMReply

    @ Mecca

    Sounds ridiculous to me to.

  • Mecca | September 12, 2011 8:00 AMReply

    @ Accidental Visitor

    I had to read it twice. Hudgens playing the daughter of R.Dawson huh??

    Who is responsible for this absurd casting?

  • JMac | September 12, 2011 6:12 AMReply

    God Bless 'Em.

  • AccidentalVisitor | September 12, 2011 4:34 AMReply

    {{{ I find it very interesting that the role of Apple’s junkie-prostitute mother was given to an Afro-Latina and the role of her Wall Street broker father just happens to be Caucasian. }}}

    Yep.

    I also find it interesting that Dawson looks as if she could be Hudgen's mother in the first place.

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