Posts tagged with: High School Musical 3

Justin Martin in The Soloist

High School Musical 3:Senior Year newcomer, Justin Martin hits the big screen again this weekend. Believe it or not this time he is with some real big time movie stars! Justin is in The Soloist which stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Soloist is based on the life of Nathaniel Ayers. Nathaniel was a music prodigy who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. In the movie Foxx plays the adult Ayres and Justin plays Ayers from ages 13-16.

Because this movie is about a musical prodigy, the director only auditioned kids who could play violin. Justin took 2 all day violin classes and was cast in the part. Justin has to play the cello in The Soloist so after he was cast in the role, he took 4 months of cello training so that he could play in the movie.  Since this movie is about a real person Jamie and Justin got to meet Nathaniel Ayers. They both had to learn his mannerisms and change their look to be more like Mr. Ayers. Justin had to grow his hair longer than usual and wear prosthetic teeth because Nathaniel has a gap between his front teeth.

I can’t wait to see this movie. I looks like it is going to be a touching and heartwarming tale of a difficult life. The Soloist opens this weekend across the United States. Let me know if you go see it!

No Tiara in HSM 4

Last month we reported that Matt Prokop will not be reprising his role as Jimmy “the Rocket” Zara in the 4th installment of the High School Musical franchise. Now thw Associated Press is reporting that Jemma McKenzie Brown’s character Tiara Gold will also be missing from the cast.

She said: “I think it’s been decided they’re going for a whole new route with it which is a shame but I had a really good time doing the third one.” Jemma has gone back to auditioning and says she has had some cool opportunities come up so far.

Good luck Jemma! It seems odd that so far 2 of the 3 characters that were brought in to HSM 3 to continue the saga are now not returning for 4. I wonder if Justin Martin is next. What do you think about this latest development?

No Matt Prokop in HSM 4!

Many High School Musical fans expected that Matt Prokop’s character Jimmy “the Rocket” Zara  was the heir apparent to take over the lead role in the next High School Musical. According to reports from Just Jared and The Hollywood Gossip that is not the case. Disney seems to have decided to take High School Musical 4 in a different direction and Prokop isn’t on that school bus. We’ll just have to wait and see if HSM 4 can live up to its predecessors or if Disney should have stopped while it was ahead. I think this could get interesting.

Zak and Vanessa in Tokyo

Zak Efron and Vanessa Hudgens survived the 12 hour airplane flight from LAX to Narita International Airport in Japan. They are in Japan to promote High School Musical 3:Senior Year which premieres in Japan on February 7th. As they arrived in the terminal they were surrounded by 30 police and security guards who were helping to keep the hundreds of screaming and crying fans at bay.