Image Credit: NickelodeonJust two days after the release of her solo debut album, Sparks Fly, teen idol Miranda Cosgrove is already on her way to another showbiz milestone: her first starring role in a Hollywood movie. According to Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is developing the family comedy How Can You Do This to Me? — about a teen who tries to keep her divorced parents from getting back together — as a vehicle for the 16-year-old actress, whose Nickelodeon series iCarly has become one of cable’s biggest hits.
So can Cosgrove really make the jump from the small screen? We wouldn’t bet against it. She’s got an army of devoted fans (a January episode of iCarly drew a record 12.4 million viewers), not to mention plenty of behind-the-scenes support from media giant Viacom, which owns both Paramount and Nickelodeon (last month, Nick re-upped her contract for 26 more episodes of iCarly in a deal said to be worth $3 million). Throw in her natural on-screen charm, and you’ve got the makings of a crossover star who could join the likes of Miley Cyrus in the teen queen A-List, no bleach-blonde wig required.
But what do you think, PopWatchers? Will Cosgrove be the next minor to join Hollywood’s major league?