Watch the First Trailer for GIMME SHELTER Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser and James Earl Jones

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Former Disney sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers) continues to tackle diverse roles in her young career.  The next example of a departure from her High School Musical days comes with the starring role in writer-director Ron Krauss’ Gimme Shelter.  Based on a true story, Hudgens plays Apple, a pregnant teenager who flees her abusive mother, and is cast out by her estranged father, before finding a true family at a homeless shelter.

Also starring James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson, Ann Dowd and Brendan FraserGimme Shelter opens January 24, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Watch the first trailer for Gimme Shelter below (via Yahoo!):

Synopsis:

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.

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  • thesensationalnow

    Oscar nomination for Vanessa?

    • Bob

      Im not gonna lie at all…she looks phenomenal in the film. Like she might give a powerhouse performance…and that critic is right, that would be unexpected as fuck lol.

  • iamurfather

    oscar nom? god why didnt they bring this out sooner shes phenomenal! i guess they are going to put her in for the next race in 2015. wow.

  • iamurfather

    i think the best part about this trailer is that it doesnt even look overacted or over the top its rather realistic like they followed this girl around with a camera. im starting to root for vanessa

  • Brandon

    Whoa…did not expect that at all. Looks very powerful. How delightfully surprising coming from Vanessa Hudgens. I never realized she was so much more acting-wise than just a pretty, young face and a cute physique. It’s rather nice to be proven wrong.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    The movie looks good and powerful but it displays a few sign of a future flop :
    The trailer premieres on yahoo
    The trailer follows an introduction by the main actor
    All the quotes praising the movie are from one guy Pete Hammond
    And it’s released end of January

    But the movie looks so good and the performances look to be on point but there’s no denying that the movie might be bad
    Congratulation to the guys who cut the trailer
    Good job

    • Brandon

      Correlation does not imply causation, my dear mixed race rich friend living in NYC! I understand your points though. It still looks pretty powerful, or at least I hope it turns out being so.

    • elstern

      i dont get how the trailer premiering on yahoo makes it a future flop tons of good movies have done so. the reason it only has one guy praising the movie is because it literally only had one screening months ago and no reviews on it since it was mostly an audience. it being released at the end of january isnt a bad thing. fruitvale station was released around this time but it has obtained oscar buzz for the screenplay and some performances.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    Better that this spring breakers piece of ***

  • poppincherry

    I just farted so damn hard right now.
    Let me tell you young folks what you just saw. Hollywood schmaltz at its best.
    An all star cast to compensate for that chick’s talentless ass.
    I’m surprised Oprah didn’t show up with a check book.

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  • Yurine

    At least they didn’t play the rolling stones song of the same name in the trailer.

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