Producers of the eagerly awaited remake of 1974 horror classic 'The Exorcist' have pencilled in three of Hollywood's leading lights to star in the project. There is widespread speculation that several other Hollywood teen idols are being looked at by the moviemakers, including Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, and the Jonas Brothers.
Although none of the aforementioned megastars have yet put pen to paper, contract wise, the Producers are confident that they will get their men. And girls.
I spoke to producers Romy Martin, Jock Daniels and Wee Jimmy Walker yesterday, and it appears that they've settled on who they want to play the leading roles.
Kristen Stewart will play Regan McNeill, the girl victim of demonic possession, Rob Pattinson will play Father Damien Karras, the cynical Jesuit priest, and Zac Efron, heavily made up, will play Father Merrin, the veteran priest who has encountered the demon previously.
The role of Lieutenant Kindermann will be played by the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus will play Regan's mother, and Lindsay Lohan will portray Regan's mother's secretary.
Britney Spears is also being considered for the part of Father Karras's old mom who dies half way through the picture.
Vanessa Hudgens will play a pole-dancing nun, a part not included in the 1974 version, but calculated to put extra butts on seats.
Jock Daniels told us:
"These kids have played around with the horror genre with the Twilight thing. This is their chance to make a real heartstopping, pulse-pounding, hair-raising slice of horror history. Personally, I think they're up to the job, and even if they aren't we'll clean up at the box office."
More when the ink dries on the contracts.