Mariah Carey and Vanessa Hudgens have been tapped to play a crooning mother and daughter duo in a new motion picture comedy about televison talent shows.
“Mariah is eager to capitalize on her acclaimed performance in Precious with another movie,” says a Hollywood producer, who asked to remain anonymous. “There is one project where she would play one half of a mother and daughter singing duo who audition for a TV talent show.”
In January, Mariah will accept the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for her role as a social worker in Precious. The film was recently named the year’s best in a poll by Rolling Stone.
The singer said to be unsure about accepting the role in the American Idol-esque movie, despite her recent success at the box office. The diva recently admitted that she is irritated by the constant criticism of her 2001 box office stinker Glitter. Mariah insists she wants to move on from the musical.
“It just gets annoying when eight years later they’re like, ‘The Glitter star, da-da-da’,” she told Time Out New York. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, you’re current.There have been worse movies. And I’m not sticking up for that movie. ‘Cause it wasn’t my thing. I didn’t create it. But I do think the soundtrack is good.”
At 39, the “Vision of Love” star’s big source of consternation about accepting the role is the possibility of playing a mom to the 20-year-old High School Musical hottie.
“Vanessa Hudgens has already been approached for the daughter role. The only sticking point seems to be whether Mariah feels comfortable playing mom to a teenager. She’s a little sensitive when it comes to her age.”