She made her feature film debut alongside Samuel L. Jackson in this year’s “Coach Carter,” and then sauntered down a yellow-brick Road with Muppets Kermit the Frog and Gonzo for ABC’s made-for-television interpretation of “The Wizard of Oz.” And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, R&B singing sensation Ashanti is all set to exact sweet revenge on “Desperate Housewives” hunk Jesse Metcalfe in the upcoming film “John Tucker Must Die.”
To be directed by Betty Thomas (“Private Parts,” “Doctor Dolittle”), “Tucker” has been described as a high school take on “The First Wives Club.” The film’s plot revolves around a trio of spurned girls, each from a different social group, who come together to seek revenge on their serial cheat of an ex-boyfriend (Metcalfe). The threesome set their former flame up to fall for the new girl in town (played by Brittany Snow of “American Dreams” fame), so they can sit back and watch him get his heart broken.
Ashanti, in her third turn as an actress, will play one of the evil trio, as will “One Tree Hill” star Sophia Bush; a third vengeful vixen has yet to be cast. Michael Birnbaum (“Bandits”) and “Mr. Woodcock” producers Bob Cooper and Karen Lunder are set to produce. The film is in the pre-production phase at the moment, and a projected start date for shooting has not yet been set.
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