Vanessa Hudgens is an Island Girl in Journey 2 The Mysterious Island

Need a spunky, a slightly image-tainted pop star/former Disney princess for your movie? Vanessa Hudgens is available.

Hudgens, one of the stars of Disney’s ridiculously popular “High School Musical” franchise, will be playing the female lead in New Line’s “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”, which will star Josh Hutcherson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as adventurous teen and his would-be step-dad. That is, unless Johnson jumps ship like Brendan Fraser did after the first movie.

The fantasy sequel has Hutcherson heading off to the titular mysterious island in search of his missing grandfather, dragging his mother and her new boyfriend (Johnson) along for the ride. They meet up with Hudgens, playing a “Pacific Islander” who falls into hopeless teen love with Hutcherson’s character. Then later, she sends him awesome pics of herself. Wow, they’re really bringing out the big guns for the sequel!

Ahem.

Production on “Journey 2″ commences later this month in North Carolina and Hawaii, with Brad Peyton directing.

Hudgens can next be seen in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch”: