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Leading Ladies: Rachel Nichols and Katy Perry Land Big Roles

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March 4, 2010
Source: Variety, Latino Review

Rachel Nichols and Katy Perry

Although there's all kind of casting news hitting today, the two stories in particular that I want to focus on are about two women landing the lead female roles in two upcoming movies. First, Variety reports that The Smurfs has gained four voice actors: Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf (who?) and musician Katy Perry (R) as Smurfette. I think this is Perry's first acting gig, but she's only really voice acting in it. Secondly, Latino Review reports that Marcus Nispel's Conan remake will star G.I. Joe's Scarlett - Rachel Nichols (L) - as the leading lady and heroine Tamara.

I guess I'm just a bit excited by the news that Katy Perry is voicing Smurfette because that's a very big role to land. I don't want to bring up the Smurfette fantasy crap, but at least we now have an actual good-looking singer behind the character. I'm not expecting to like The Smurfs movie that much, but I'm definitely more interested now that she's involved along with the legendary Jonathan Winters. As for Rachel Nichols, she was fine in G.I. Joe but I personally haven't seen her in much else besides that. It's still good to see her land a gritty, tough, action-heavy role. Especially because her character description is: "A master of martial arts, she has been trained to be the Queen’s servant, bodyguard and best friend." Sounds awesome - bring it on!

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  • People's Champ
    Yeah, Real exciting. Who's got wood?
  • Lincoln
    Katy Perry? Are you kidding me?
  • movie mike
    I second #2. I can already tell this movie had major chipmunk syndrome is is gonna suck major. Even alvin didnt sink this low lol.
  • Cineprog
    What about James Cameron has Avatar Smurf, Who are the tards who come up with these project.
  • DiR3cT
    Ohh god, those who sing and can make money from that should stick to it.
  • Big Boss
    @ People's Champ: My thoughts exactly.
  • Xerxex
    Whoever greenlighted this must either be high, or extremely slow.
  • Cody
    I still cant over the fact they actually greenlit this....but I shouldnt be suprised with space invaders and battleship on the way. Seriously what in sweet fucking hell is hollywood thinking, I understand a jump at any money grab but this is just sinking to all new low for cinema. Whats next? Smurfs in 3-d?...I probably shouldnt of even said that. *Knocks on wood*
  • Not to divert the attension away from actual acting talent but I find it funny that you think Katy Perry is actually good looking. To me she looks like a hooker version of Zooey Deschannel but that's just my opinion of coarse. 😉
  • Katy Perry as smurfette is only logical. What do you expect of a movie directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) ? I'm not sure Peyo would appreciate though.
  • I don't know, Katy Perry I think would make a good Smurfette. It will be interesting to see how that movie turns out!
  • NY til I die
    the greenliters of this need to swallow a bullet. let classics die..sofar hollywood has been hit and miss with remakes of old school cartoons..this a definate miss. the only way this movie would be remotely interesting is if katy perry jus went around makin out with a bunch of girls. atleast they would get the greenhorns attention. lol.

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