Vanessa Hudgens keeps picking roles that show she is not just a Disney kid – Sucker Punch, Spring Breakers, Frozen Ground. He next film, Gimme Shelter, is another strong role for her and she is almost unrecognizable.
Based on the inspiring true events, GIMME SHELTER centers on the courageous story of Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager. Forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson), and turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival. In the depths of despair, she meets a compassionate stranger (James Earl Jones), who ultimately leads her to salvation and unprecedented support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers. With gained confidence, and the warmth of her new home, Apple breaks from her inhibiting past, embracing the future with clarity and hope.
Ron Krauss directs.
Gimme Shelter is due out on 24th January 2014.