Plans have been announced for a new reality show called “Mission Hollywood,” which will feature 12 women competing in an “American Idol”-like competition to see who is the best actress. The prize? A role in one of the upcoming [movie id=”369195″]”Twilight”[/movie] sequels.
But before you send in your headshot, here’s the bad news: “Mission Hollywood” is a German show that will air on a network called RTL. And the young beauties have already been selected. And it likely won’t even air here in the States. As a frustrated German might say: Verdammt!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will premiere in prime time June 8. Each week, the actresses will compete by acting out classic scenes from films such as “Gone With the Wind,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Misery” and “9 1/2 Weeks.” Following the “Idol” blueprint, the actors will be judged by a panel of celebrities, including German superstar (and “Inglourious Basterds” actor) Til Schweiger, acting coach Bernhard Hiller and a third slot filled with a rotating celebrity; Carmen Electra has already signed on to make an appearance.
Some details remain vague at this time, such as which “Twilight” sequel the chosen contestant would appear in or which role would be awarded. With the much-anticipated “New Moon” already under way for a November release, it seems highly doubtful that director Chris Weitz would be able to get the “Mission Hollywood” winner into his film. Instead, the obligation may fall to newly appointed “Eclipse” filmmaker David Slade , who should begin rolling cameras in late 2009/ early 2010.
Another wild card would seem to be the famously fickle “Twilight” fanbase, who take their acting quite seriously and have thus far embraced the series’ cast. Past reality stars-turned-actors such as Colleen Haskell, Trishelle Cannatella and Kyle Brandt haven’t exactly set Hollywood on fire with their thespian skills — although a handful of stars including Jacinda Barrett and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson have managed in recent years to overcome the reality-show stigma.
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