Vanessa Hudgens wants people to see her as a real actress and has taken on roles to take her in that direction. She recently starred in films such as Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers and a thriller called The Frozen Ground. Now she's got a new movie coming out called Gimme Shelter, which looks like might be the best thing she's done yet.
The movie is based on a true story, and she plays 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Bailey, who is pregnant and lives a life of homelessness before finding caretakers in a local shelter.
As a pregnant teenager, Apple’s journey plummets her into a perilous struggle until finding salvation in a suburban shelter for homeless teens. With provisions of unprecedented comfort, a collective sisterhood connection and female empowerment, the shelter elevates Apple to break the shackles of her past and inspires her to embrace the future with clarity, maturity and hope not only for herself but her unborn child.
The movie also stars James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson, and Brendan Fraser, and it comes out on January 24th, 2014.