Brittany Snow starring in 'Gossip Girl' spinoff
Rumor has it that Tampa's own Brittany Snow has been tapped to play the lead in a Gossip Girl spinoff that dotes on Lily van der Woodsen's teen years in 1980s L.A., Star reports. It's no American Dreams, but hey, we'll take it.
"Brittany is thrilled," a friend tells the mag. "She loves the original show and thinks the 1980's concept sets the spin-off apart from other series on television. She can't wait to wear all the fabulous outfits and really sink her teeth into the role."
Word is the actress got a deal to play a young Kelly Rutherford earlier this month, and didn't even have to audition. Prom Night is really paying off!
"Brittany always thought she was going to continue her career in films," the source says. "But this is a marvelous part and she just couldn't say no. This has the potential to be a huge show in the tradition of Melrose Place."
Set your DVRs for May 11, when the pilot is set to air as an episode of Gossip Girl. We'll have our Gaither High pennants flying.
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