“High School Musical” moppett Vanessa Hudgens will star opposite John Cusack and Nicolas Cage in “Frozen Ground”, the Emmett/Furla Films thriller that begins lensing in Alaska next month.
Deadline, who broke the news of Hudgens anointment to icy terrain, has details on her character :
Pic is based on true events surrounding Alaska’s most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen. Cusack is playing Hansen, regarded in the community as a respected family man. In the span of 12 years, he abducted more than 24 women, flew them into the Alaskan wilderness, and hunted and murdered them. Hudgens will play the one teenage victim who escaped. When she returned to tell her story, nobody believed her. Cage will play the Alaskan State Trooper who finds her on the street. Together they work to bring Hansen to justice.
Interesting to note that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, who stars in and produces many films with Emmett/Furla films, is a producer on this project. No word of him being involved in an acting capacity (don’t be surprised if he does end up in the movie though – Emmett/Furla rarely make a film without the guy) which makes this unlikely unit even more of an eyebrow raiser.