Image Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; PRN/PR PhotosWhen I saw this bit of casting news this morning, I sent an email to a few pals with a clip and the subject line of: “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Glee‘s Cory Monteith and Melrose Place‘s Katie Cassidy are set to join the cast of Monte Carlo, which already has both Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Selena Gomez and Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester on board, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (On a non-teen-happy side note, Andie MacDowell also stars.) Is there any other more teeny teensplosion out there right now?
Monte Carlo is an adaptation of Headhunters by Jules Bass and centers on a young gal (Gomez) who’s mistaken for a socialite. It’s being called a “teen adventure movie,” mostly because a million-dollar necklace goes missing. The girls must put their heads together to find it! Cassidy joins Meester as a friend to Gomez’s character. Monteith, meanwhile, plays Gomez’s football-playing boyfriend. MacDowell, who as you might realize is not a teen dream, is the mother in the situation.
Despite the somewhat wacky and simple-sounding logline, the cast sounds phenomenal. It’s sort of like how I feel about the upcoming Burlesque with Cher, Kristen Bell, and Christina Aguilera — I don’t really care what it’s about, just give me all my favorite people together! You agree, PopWatchers?