Are you ready for some exciting news, Benzoholics? Ashley Benson, who recently was named the face of H&M’s new line, has landed a plum role in the Sony blockbuster, Pixels. Not only is this adventure film going to be directed by Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone fame), but comedians Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Josh Gad (aka the actor who voiced the adorable snowman from Frozen) — as well as Michelle Monaghan and Game of Throne’s very own Peter Dinklage — are set to appear in this buzzworthy summer film. Talk about an all-star ensemble!
Based on Patrick Jean’s cult sensation, which told the story of popular video game characters from the 1980s attacking the Big Apple, the upcoming feature follows a group of aliens that receives video-feeds of classic arcade games and wrongfully assumes humans are declaring war against them. In a desperate attempt to defend themselves, these extraterrestrials quickly fall into rank and attack Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. When President Will Cooper (played by Kevin James) learns about the attacks, he turns to his childhood best Sam Brenner (played by Adam Sandler) and a group of champion arcaders and asks them to put their old-school gaming skills to good use to help save the planet from destruction!
As for our talented Pretty Little Liars homegirl? She will be playing a beautiful warrior named Lady Lisa the fictional video game Dojo Quest. Production for Pixels is currently under way and the film is slated to invade theaters on May 15, 2015. That said, we can’t wait to check out this fun flick when it’s released!
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