Set to open July 1, 2011, "Monte Carlo" is a teenage romantic comedy about mistaken identity and international romance. Co-stars Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester work together on the sweet film that will surely bring in the teen and tween fans by the millions. Gomez may not be known as the most accomplished actress, but with over 6 million fans on Twitter and 22 million fans on Facebook, I don't think it really matters.
Gomez rose to fame after starring on the Disney channel hit "Wizards of Waverly Place." She has gone on to star in several kids movies and has become an international star in the teen demographic. The "Ramona and Beezus" star is growing up before our eyes.
It seems as though Gomez' role choices are maturing too as she is set to star in the new film "Monte Carlo." The young actress is excited for the role, stating, "It's my first romantic comedy and I get to star with some really amazing co-stars, so it's a really sweet movie and I can't wait for everybody to see it." Unfortunately, she was recently forced to cancel and reschedule some film press events due to her hospitalization from "malnourishment."
Despite the setback, Gomez appeared on the popular New York radio station Z100 WHTZ to promote the movie and upcoming album. Due to her immense popularity, the station interviewed her for over 20 minutes, dealing mostly with personal topics. She is currently on a 10-city mall tour to promote the film and discussed how her crazy fans often scream so loud you can't even hear a word she says during interviews. It's these same fans that will pour into theaters come July 1.
Co-starring in the new teen flick is "Roomate" actress Leighton Meester. Unlike Gomez, Meester has slightly more developed acting chops. Her performance alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in the 2010 film "Country Strong" shows her character and future potential. A surprising tidbit about the new "Monte Carlo" film is that famed actress Nicole Kidman is one of the producers. Kidman, better known for her roles in "Moulin Rouge" and more recently "Just Go With It," has crossed-over into producing.
Overall, the film is aimed at a young demographic, keeping its content PG. You can be sure that droves of young fans will line-up to see it. Let's see if Gomez and Meester, under the direction of Kidman, can light up the screen in this cute romantic comedy.
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