Former “Friday Night Lights” daughter Aimee Teegarden has landed the female lead in the CW’s new “The Hunger Games”-ish drama “The Selection”. Now you may think being compared to a movie that hasn’t even open yet can’t possibly be a good thing. Well, you’d be wrong, especially when that movie has sold out opening night tickets everywhere on Earth and parts of Mars.
Based on the trilogy of young adult novels by Kiera Cass, “The Selection” follows America Singer, a heroine living in one of those dystopian (but not too dystopian) futures:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Okay, so it’s not really like “The Hunger Games”, since I didn’t read a single thing about teenagers murdering each other in the woods in any of the description above. Too bad, since that would have been kinda cool.
Anyways, besides “Friday Night Lights”, Teegarden is coming off a burgeoning movie career, as well as the female lead in the web series “Aim High”.
Via : Deadline