Image Credit: Carin Baer/FoxNo doubt that all of you Gleeks out there saw the news announced today that Quinn Fabray—errr, rather, the actress who plays Quinn, Dianna Agron—just signed on as the star of I Am Number Four, an adaptation of young-adult sci-fi novels by James Frey (yes, that James Frey!) and Jobie Hughes. The story revolves around a bunch of aliens who, after being threatened by a rival species, have abandoned their home planet for earth. Agron plays a high school girl dating one of the aliens. The role in the decidedly up-market project, which finds Transformers‘ Michael Bay producing with Steven Spielberg, was apparently highly sought-after.
It’s no secret that the cast members of Glee—TV’s highest-rated freshman show and just about all anyone seems to talk about these days—are in demand. With Agron’s casting in Four, she’s the second Glee actor to land a high-profile movie gig. Finn (aka Cory Monteith) will be working on adventure comedy Monte Carlo with Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, and Selena Gomez in the coming months.
All of which brings me to my burning question based on this wind-up: Who’s gonna be the big-screen breakout from Glee? If you’d asked me a few months ago, I’d have said Lea Michele without question—she seems to have that “it” factor and the drive to make something big out of herself—but she hasn’t booked anything grand yet. Or, anything grand that she’s ready to announce yet. Could Monteith or Agron be the future big-screen breakout? Maybe Chris Colfer or Amber Riley? My personal vote is for Santana, aka Naya Rivera, who I think would be great in a Mean Girls– or Heathers-esque teen comedy. Right? Agree, disagree, or try on your own casting-director hat in the comments below!
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