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Leighton Meester Nabs Movie Role in The Roommate

Looks like Gossip Girl's beautiful baddie, Leighton Meester, is graduating from TV to film for a role in the thriller The Roommate. Meester will play Sara, "a college student who is randomly assigned to a freshman dorm with a stranger named Rebecca. Things turn deadly when Rebecca becomes obsessed and begins targeting people in Sara's life."

I have a feeling Meester will do the thriller thing very well, and it might be pretty satisfying to see her in this role — who hasn't wanted to terrorize Blair Waldorf?

She's done a few movies over the years, but she's most well-known by far for her big, bad role on the small screen. Do you think she'll do well as the lead in this thriller?

Do you think it'll be fun to see her branch out a bit, or will she always be Miss Blair to you?

Update: Apparently now Leighton Meester is playing the role of Rebecca, the deranged freshman (now that's more Blair-like) who terrorizes Sara, now played by Minka Kelly.


reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
ooo...i hope it's not one of those corny "thrillers" like prom night and the like. that would be a tremendous waste of her talent. she should be scouring for better roles. she certainly deserves them. i think she has a knack for comedy too. i liked her brief stints on entourage and house!
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
of course this movie sounds familiar - they already made it! it always bugs me that the thriller and horror genres (really all the genres, but especially these) always recycle the same stale plots and just use different actors. that new movie "Obsessed" with Ali Larter and Beyonce is just a remake of "Fatal Attraction." and look at every horror movie ever made - there are basically about five or ten different plots that they just do over and over. last year was the worst, with the morons "remaking" "Halloween" and "Friday the 13th" - seriously? but, anyways, enough ranting. as for Leighton landing a movie role - it's about time! it absolutely flabbergasts me how such a gorgeous, talented, and diverse actress like Leighton isn't starring in every movie and yet someone like Lindsay Lohan or Megan Fox who are ugly and terrible actresses (if you can call them that) are all over the place - this is why the movie and television industry make me sick. it's nice to see a real person and actress like Leighton for a change...
chicsugar chicsugar 8 years
This does not sound good. Why is it that every young actor that comes from the WB/CW has to do a horror movie?? Chace and Penn were just in one, and Ed has that Donnie Darko sequel. It even goes back to Katie Holmes in Disturbing Behavior, Michelle Williams - Halloween H2O, and Sarah Michelle Gellar - I Know What You Did. And the ones I listed were halfway successful. Lots of them aren't...
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
Hopefully this won't be terrible because I think she's a great actress.
christina9977 christina9977 8 years
LaurenG22: I was thinking the exact same thing! According to IMDB, that TV movie was called Friends 'Til The End, and yeah, the plot is basically the same: .
PensaGrey PensaGrey 8 years
oops... on *her
PensaGrey PensaGrey 8 years
Single White Female...again indeed. Of course her name is Sara. I swear that's the most overused name in films. On here... no idea, never seen the show or her act at all. Sounds like they are trying to Jennifer Love Hewitt her; turned out well. :)
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
I agree with billyart101.
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
I love Leighton and Gossip Girl, but this film seems like Single White Female redux. I don't think it'll be anything special.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
I love her and I think she'll do well in anything.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i actually think that she would do really well in a movie like this - it's kind of 'mean girls' which although it's slightly type casting - it works.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
it sounds like a tv movie I saw with Shannon Doherty...
iknowitall iknowitall 8 years
haha has anyone seen Drive Thru? she is the lead character in the movie; penn is in it as well. it's a horror movie and it is comically bad. i'm excited to see The Roommate though. i love leighton!
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