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Trailer For THE ROOMMATE Finds Minka Kelly And Leighton Meester Playing SINGLE WHITE FEMALE!

Beaks here...

The minute Screen Gems landed Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester and Aly Michalka (of The CW's HELLCATS, which I have not watched) for their routine thriller THE ROOMMATE, they should've thrown millions of dollars at Barbet Schroeder or, better yet, Paul Verhoeven until they had no choice but to take the assignment. Then they should've given them final cut, and stood back while film history was made. Instead, they hired some Danish dude named Christian E. Christiansen to direct a standard-issue, PG-13-rated retread of SINGLE WHITE FEMALE. The fucking ads for GOSSIP GIRL are more tawdry than this.
THE ROOMMATE is currently scheduled for a February 2011 release. What a missed opportunity.

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  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Lame

    by Bruce Thomas Wayne

    Wow that looks bad

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Minka Kelly.

    by jimmy_009

    I don't have anything to add, just Minka Kelly.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by mookie2001

    Even the "seducing the guy she likes, only to torture/kill him" angle is taken straight from SINGLE WHITE FEMALE. Ladies, you are no Fonda / Leigh.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I can't stop laughing!

    by Kirbymanly

    That was one of the funniest trailers I've ever seen. Why oh why can't this be coming out this weekend. Looks like it should be played on a double-bill with "The Room".

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Poor Leighton.. She's no Blake Lively

    by MST3KPIMP

    or Robert Blake, or Blake Edwards..

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    ummm.....

    by torpedoboy

    ...you had me at Meester and Minka as roommates.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I would never hit her!

    by CCon99

    Oh, hi Minka!

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    TELL me they're getting naked

    by D.Vader

    This would be a perfect vehicle for the two starlets to make their full front nude debut. I hate to sound like a typical talkbacker any time two hot young starlets are cast in a serious movie together, but sometimes these wishes come true (Black Swan, depot the no nudity I suppose). But I'm serious. This is a perfect vehicle for it.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Oh wait, there's a trailer already?

    by D.Vader

    I thought this was an announcement. I guess the filming of this slipped under the radar.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    These two white girls look identical to me....

    by Galactic

    wtf, am I going crazy or racist?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    And Christian Christiansen? Seriously?

    by D.Vader

    You've got to be kidding me.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    i think i just saw the whole movie

    by johnnysunshine

    it's hard to have those two on screen together and still make a movie i wouldn't sit through.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Yeah they definitely look similar

    by D.Vader

    But Minka has it up on Leighton that's for sure.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Aly Michalka + cheer outfit = TV gold

    by Executor

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    PG-13 - WTF

    by gun_will_travel

    It's like a hot tuna sandwich, only without the hot tuna. Minka & Leighton naked FTW. Minka & Leighton with clothes = just another night on TV.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    bad casting

    by somethingreal81

    if you google minka kelly and leighton meester there are probably like 1,000 websites that talk about how much they look alike. so why anyone would put them in a movie together where their resemblance isn't a plot point is kind of stupid. in fact, while they were at it they should have cast kerry bische from scrubs in the aly michalka role just for good measure since she's also a dead ringer for leighton meester. also, is there any chance in hell that kitten is making it through this movie alive? i highly doubt it.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Kelly's boyfriend is the better actor.

    by mjgtexas

    I like to see Miss Friday Night Lights take first base with a David Blaine-like sleight of hand.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Will Jeter have a cameo?

    by Raymar

    Scared me, anyway.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    would have been more interested in this movie

    by palewook

    if it had been about kelly getting really drunk and doing some co-ed experimentation...

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    RPLocke should have been THE ROOMMATE

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    It could have been about a girl who goes to college only to find that her roommate is a guy who is maniacally depressed and shouts "That sucks!" every time she tries to watch a movie.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    instead of Christian E. Christiansen they should have got

    by Xiphos_2

    Jesus F. Jeseustein he makes movies in 3 days and under budget. Unfortunately there is a lot of child pederasty involved.<p> Fuck that no nudity and faux lesbianism bull shit PG 13 nonsense, whip'em Lyla Garrity lets see Captain Yankee is pawing. Box shots and licking would be a bonus.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    VWF - Vapid White Female

    by Keblar

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I have to admit, I'll probably watch this

    by Mono

    Yes, it looks atrocious... But I've never seen either of these girls actually trying to _act_ before. If I don't watch this, how will I form an opinion (as a fan of acting) about their potential?

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    How long before the cat gets it?

    by Guy_Meatdrapes

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    This movie needs a stiletto to the eye socket really badly...

    by Guy_Meatdrapes

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    PG13? Reminds me of that Bill Hicks joke

    by cha_im

    Where his edit of Basic Instinct wouldn't even have had Michael Douglas in it.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    answer: "because we're hot?"

    by TheSeeker7

    Question: Why will retarded and horny 16 year old boys actually pay to go and see this movie on opening weekend? *sigh*<br> <br> And even though it's in a shit movie, kinda nice to see the Ali Michalka chick doing some more adult fare, she was one of cutest chicks by far on the network in her Disney show.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    It's not possible for Leighton Meester to be threatening.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Even with gasoline and a lighter. Horrible casting (unless she is naked a lot).

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Perfect casting because when Leighton-

    by Mr. Profit

    Dyes her hair Brown for Gossip Girl she looks just like Minka Kelly. This will be one of those surprise hits like Beyonce's "Obsessed". Leighton is not getting the breaks that Blake is getting, and yet she is the better actor of the two. But that is how shit usually works.

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Also, the Disney Channel religious chick...

    by Mr. Profit

    With the blond hair from the TV show "Hellcats" all of a sudden has a fucking banging body... When did that happen?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    The Nude Roommate

    by SolidStateSociety

    Should've remade that one instead...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Tween Material Doesn't Warrant Schroder or Veerhoven

    by cowboyone

    That's all.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Couldn't tell the two girls apart in the trailer

    by CreasyBear

    except one made scary faces. I guess that's the bad one.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    "Tawdry" means...

    by Raging Dogs Productions

    ..."cheap and gaudy." Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    3 hotties and no twaties= none of my box office $'s

    by mr dark

    Beaks is right ...move along nothing to see here...

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    i love trailers that show the whole movie

    by brabon300

    medication???<P>roflmao

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    She only has one friend on social networking!

    by Jayemel

    And wants you to succeed! She must be evil!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Only good thing about SWF...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...was the crazy chick killing the dude from Wings with a shoe.

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    A waste of money! It would be better if it was porn!!!!!!!

    by Professor_Bedlam

    It should have just been a porn movie! No original thought went into this at all! Everyone here knows it!

  • Sept. 18, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Park your keister, Meester

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Weezy

    by GenerationMTV

    lil wayne is obsessed with leighton meester. he tried to kiss her when they presented an award on some MTV awards show like a year or two ago and he mentioned her in a rap: "you talk too much, shut your phuckin keister. you'se a gossip girl, worse than leighton meester" lol

  • Sept. 19, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Single White Female was the shit!

    by jwhj2007

    Now that was an exellent thriller. I will not be seeing this movie. Not even on Netflix.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Any time someone douses you with gasoline....

    by Splungeman

    RUN...THE FUCK...AWAY. Why do they waste money on shit like this.