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Aug 23rd
04:44 pm
MY CSS FOR TITLES DOESN'T SHOW THIS BUT I AM RAGING IN CAPS HERE  
From THR:

Taylor Schilling has nabbed the female lead opposite Zac Efron in "The Lucky One," Warner Bros.' adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel.

The book tells of a Marine (Efron) who's survived three tours of duty in Iraq and attributes his good luck to a photograph he carried of a woman (Schilling) he doesn't even know. When he returns to the States, he sets out to find her.

The role was highly sought after among young Hollywood, with the studio conducting screen tests over the past two weeks. Among the actresses for the running were Abbie Cornish and Katie Cassidy.

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Schilling, repped by Gersh, was one of the stars of NBC's recently canceled medical drama "Mercy." She recently completed shooting "Atlas Shrugged."


This is her:



No offense to her, she's got the right look sort of and she's beautiful but she looks kinda old and not just like a few years older! This was even one of the better pics... :/

AND WORSE... OVER ABBIE CORNISH! SHE WAS ONE OF MY DREAM BETHS... SHE IS SO GOOD! AND HAS SO MUCH CREDIBILITY!

IDK fingers crossed Taylor's screen test was legit better and they just didn't trade down from awesome Abbie (who undoubtedly is too good for this movie anyway, if we're being honest) over concern for the bottom line.

Dear God, please let this work out somehow. I'll be happy to be wrong about all my concerns. But OMG I AM SHAKING AND CRYING IN DISILLUSIONMENT AND ANGUISH RIGHT NOW. :''''''''''''(
 
 
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Shruti: Girl | Hitcalcified on August 23rd, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
IDK fingers crossed Taylor's screen test was legit better and they just didn't trade down from awesome Abbie (who undoubtedly is too good for this movie anyway, if we're being honest) over concern for the bottom line.

IAWTC I WOULD HAVE FANTASY CAST HER IF I WASN'T LIKE, LOL AS IF MY GIRL ISN'T TOO GOOD FOR THIS. (NO OFFENSE ZAC, MAYBE FOR A DIFFERENT/BETTER MOVIE.)

ughhhhhhhhhhhhh I feel like 100% this was about money.

And this chick is totally attractive and she may be 26 but she looks damn near 35.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 23rd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
HER NAME IS TAYLOR... THAT IS CLEARLY A BAD SIGN. HOW COULD THEY HAVE MISSED THAT!

i totally agree with you about abbie being way cooler than this project but she was one of my dream beths as yk.

if i had any tears left for zac efron right now, i'd be weeping.
(no subject) - jeezbee on August 23rd, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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oh my god; that crazy bitch.: gg | there's just no hope for usmetrocard on August 23rd, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
WHO ARE WE KIDDING, SHE GOT THE ROLE CAUSE SHE WAS CHEAPER THAN ABBIE. (MOST LIKELY, IDEK WHAT REASONS THERE COULD BE CAUSE EVERYONE HAS CHEMISTRY WITH ZAC, HE IS THE MALE LEIGHTON MEESTER)

I COULD CRY.

lol I can't right now. rip Abbie/Zef team up.
Beejeezbee on August 23rd, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
I cry with you and obviously agree.

Abbie is way too good an actress for there to be NO chemistry. And even if Zac had a bit more "natural" chemistry with Taylor, Abbie's reputation as actress would make up for it five million times over.
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oh my god; that crazy bitch.: film | kick ass - hit girlmetrocard on August 23rd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I think that was inevitable given the material. THE WORST PART IS THAT THEY COULD HAVE HAD A GOOD COUGAR STAR.
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(no subject) - metrocard on August 23rd, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Beejeezbee on August 23rd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I was about to rant in this comment but you've done it already better in your post.

I can't believe that they picked her over Abbie. Abbie would have given the movie a shred of credibility. It's looked down on by the media already being a romantic drama and Sparks but with Abbie, people would have given it a chance.

And the media reporting plays a really important role in the success of the movie. Plus, Abbie is way more known obviously. And likely (screen test or not) the better actress.

SO WHY????

I get that Abbie would have been more expensive but that should pay back with a higher BO without a problem.

I'm shaking and crying with you. Why did they have to rob the movie the best chance to succeed.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 23rd, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
"Abbie would have given the movie a shred of credibility. It's looked down on by the media already being a romantic drama and Sparks but with Abbie, people would have given it a chance."

EXACTLY!!!

This girl... I don't want to write her talent off since she has no credits and idk really, but seriously she has nothing to help sell this... just like Amanda!
(no subject) - actionvaughn on August 23rd, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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I mean... Yes, but... - audrey_za on August 24th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I mean... Yes, but... - carol_rio on August 24th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I mean... Yes, but... - audrey_za on August 24th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I mean... Yes, but... - carol_rio on August 24th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I mean... Yes, but... - ehs_wildcats on August 24th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I mean... Yes, but... - audrey_za on August 24th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I mean... Yes, but... - livingwell100 on August 24th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
zacefronfan26 on August 23rd, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Maybe this is just me but I Think She will be amazing in the role of Beth.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 24th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
i really hope you are right. :)
Shruticalcified on August 23rd, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
How are your nachos, by the by.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 23rd, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
soggy from my tears.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 23rd, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
ok legit there is a thread on imdb about her age even.

i'm glad it isn't just me being like NO!!! ABBBBIIIEEEEE! :''''''''''( and other people agree she looks old.

she is tall too... i won't hold this against her though as abbie is quite tall as well.

summertime: pic#103673472carol_rio on August 23rd, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Seriously she looks way older than her own age.
(no subject) - metrocard on August 23rd, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
summertimecarol_rio on August 23rd, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
She looks way older than her own age

WTF choosing her over Abbie??Insane

I think it's better if I stop at this because I don't have anything positive to say yet.

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 23rd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
lol for reals. i don't want to be debbie downer but like each piece of news on this is horrifyingly worse than the last.

i mean, who cares at this point what zac was even thinking agreeing to this... but what is wb thinking?!
(no subject) - carol_rio on August 23rd, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
IF U SEE K-A-H-L-I-L: Greekvilain_garcon on August 23rd, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
idk zac has been looking like the other side of 30 recently so it could work!!!
Shruticalcified on August 23rd, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
He looks like the other side of 22, especially with his shades off. Unless he gets fat, cause that could kinda age him.
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Annamodernthirst on August 23rd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Omg she looks so old.............

I don't understand how a group of people in Hollywood including him thinks this could be even moderately successful given the fact that the like, exact same movie just came out, with him already in it, and it tanked. WHAT ARE THEY SMOKING, this is so effing dumb and I hate having to worry about his career - the point of Zef is that we're not supposed to have to.
oh my god; that crazy bitch.: kaya | pin up girlmetrocard on August 23rd, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
I hate having to worry about his career - the point of Zef is that we're not supposed to have to.

You summed it up perfectly, Anna. ;______; I HATE WORRYING ABOUT IT.
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shadow830shadow830 on August 23rd, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
I lol at your twitter comments C.

The first thought that came to my mind was that she looks way older then she is and she looks 'motherly'.

I haven't read the book yet, so I don't know anything about the character she is playing, except that she is supposed to be a few yours older then Zac's character.

IDK, appearance wise, I don't know if it will work between her and Zac for TLO. She looks just too much older.

And you mentioned her height somewhere....yeah she is only 2 inches shorter then him. But that's one thing I think he will always be up against in his movies - the height of his co-stars.

Edited at 2010-08-23 11:28 pm (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 23rd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
in the book they are about the same age actually.

they are having to adjust that somehow in the screenplay because idk, i don't think makeup can age zac that much.

so if they still go a romantic way, it's just fucking weird to have him be into a woman that has like 10 yr old kid since he looks 23.

i mean the kid might be written younger in the screenplay too. but they are testing 10 year old kids. maybe those kids they are auditioning can play younger... but idk. i have to hope so because otherwise like this relationship is just going to be super awkward.

though, silver lining... not as awkward as having sex with a ghost in a graveyard.
nahbruh: brightstar | like leavesbeeonkaa on August 23rd, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
HEY FUUUUU ALL ALRIGHT ;______; TAYLOR SCHILLING IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS SHIT TOO (ok whatever she doesn't have a lot of credibility but she's GREAT in Mercy.)

BRB CRYING && LOL'ING AT ABBIE BEING UP FOR THIS. GURL. WUUUD. YOU GO CONTINUE DOING BRIGHT STAR AWESOME SHIT STAY.AWAY.FROM.SPARKS. but no foreal -- YOU FAIL SO HARD WARNER BROS. ABBIE CORNISH IS WONDERFUL. THE FUCK. BAD LIFE CHOICE.
Shruticalcified on August 23rd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
lol @ you being the only one watching mercy...
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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 24th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
i'm not saying she's too old in general. or that her looking older than her age is bad. cause i think she is beautiful.

but like in relation to zac, i am having a hard time seeing it work. but hopefully it does?

though i just wish that abbie had gotten it for the external things like being more balanced in the players for promo and giving the project some street cred.
Bee: PS: You suck a lotjeezbee on August 24th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
I seriously hope he has something lined up to film right after this to counteract the damage this movie will do.

Because if it takes another year to the next movie after like this, his career will have lost MAJOR momentum.

I know he said he doesn't want to do too many movies but 2 movies per year would be better in his stage of his career anyway. Esp if he's not doing some "safe" summer blockbuster.

Edited at 2010-08-24 01:24 am (UTC)
sillycececatherish312 on August 24th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
omg i can't believe she's only a month and a half older than me!!!! she looks way older than i do!!!!!!!

wow.

idk this is me today tell me i don't look that old!

http://pics.livejournal.com/catherish312/pic/000p32eh

*eta: excuse the bad lighting :p*

Edited at 2010-08-24 01:31 am (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 24th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
you don't look that old, lol.

idk, there is just something about her.
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