E!News announced yesterday earlier in the day that Miley Cyrus was going to be starring in the new film, Hotel Transylvania, with Adam Sandler. Later on they re-announced that it was actually Selena Gomez that was going to be taking on the dracula role. The new blood-sucking flick is an animated movie that centers around Dracula, who will be played by Adam Sandler. Selena has signed on to play the voice of Dracula’s daughter. Excited for this one later in the year?
There hasn’t been an official statement yet but Miley did post something onto Twitter which kind of confirms that she is no longer doing the film project. She said, “I really wanna work on my music this year! That’s all :)” Was this Miley’s way of telling us that she isn’t doing this film? A couple of weeks ago we heard Miley release a cover of Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” which was part of a compilation for Amnesty International USA. It was clear in that release that Miley is definitely concentrating on her music because it was a beautiful track and really showed how much Miley’s voice and style has matured and improved.
Hotel Transylvania will also star Saturday Night Live‘s Andy Samberg, Cee Lo Green and Kevin James. It is reported to be released in September so we have a few months yet for this one. Selena is really busy into the acting gig at the moment. She starts filming her new movie, Spring Breakers soon with James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens. A teenage flick about, you guessed it, a group of kids partying it up while on Spring Break. Yawn…
To be honest, I don’t have a strong opinion about whether the character’s voice should have been Miley or Selena. I think they both would have done a fine job playing a young dracula girl. I’m assuming there was also a need for a female singing voice given that they were choosing between Miley and Selena. It is interesting that these two are being put into the same basket…Hmm…Do you think it should have been Miley or Selena?