'Gossip Girl' Cast Hits the Big Screen

Everyone knows that you can't star on a hit teen show without getting constant offers for movie roles, so it's no surprise that many of the Gossip Girl cast have spent their between season hiatus on film sets. It was just announced that our very own Nate Archibald (heartthrob Chace Crawford), will be appearing on screens this Halloween in a suspense thriller called The Haunting of Molly Hartley. Haunting is a regular TV star-palooza, directed by Everwood producer Mickey Liddell and featuring Jake Weber of Medium, AnnaLynne McCord of the new 90210, and Shannon Marie Woodward of The Riches.

Chace isn't the only Gossip Girl lead moving from the small screen to the silver screen. Everyone from our favorite lothario Chuck to wannabe Jenny will soon be gracing cineplexes everywhere, much to our delight.

Reformed bad girl Serena (Blake Lively) is the busiest of the bunch as she tackles three movie roles. The first is the sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which also features fellow TV stars Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), and Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia). Set to be released on August 6, the film sends the four leads on different paths as they all leave high school, though they continue to keep in touch to share their adventures.

Blake Lively has also just finished filming a role in New York, I Love You, an anthology showcasing love lives in New York that also features Shia LaBeouf and Natalie Portman, and went on to play a young version of the title character in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Pippa is about a woman reflecting on her life after her husband leaves her and stars Robin Wright Penn as the adult Blake Lively. The release dates of both films have yet to be announced.

All three Humphreys are surely getting ready for a string of red carpet appearances. Jenny (Taylor Momsen) will be appearing in Doubting Thomas, in which a 12-year-old has to save the president's daughter, while cool dad Rufus (Matthew Settle) will star alongside Heather Graham and Joey Lauren Adams in Ex-Terminators, about a trio of women who meet in an anger management class and form an unusual new business. Both movies will be out later this year.

Big brother Dan (Penn Badgley) meanwhile will be tackling two new roles. In September he will appear in Forever Strong, a movie about a young football player portrayed by Sean Faris whose team competes against one coached by his father. Penn Badgley will also be seen fleeing in terror come 2009 in the remake of The Stepfather. The thriller co-stars Amber Heard (Hidden Palms), who is also in Ex-Terminators with Matthew Settle. Perhaps she's looking to spend some quality time with both of the strapping Humphrey men.

Finally we have deliciously devious Chuck (Ed Westwick), who will be leering his way through two upcoming films. First up later this year is 100 Feet, a horror thriller starring Famke Janssen as a woman confined to a home that is haunted by the husband that she murdered. Recently announced was Ed Westwick's role in S. Darko, a sequel to Donnie Darko which is sure to have a plot just as twisty as the first film. S. Darko will be released sometime in 2009, and also stars Justin Chatwin and Elizabeth Berkley (Step It Up and Dance).

Strangely, Queen Bee Blair (Leighton Meester) currently has no new film projects announced. We can only hope this means that she's either hashing out clever new roles in secret, or has chosen to rest up so that she can come back more fierce than ever when Gossip Girl returns to TV this fall.



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