Big Rig: Vanessa Hudgens To Executive Produce And Star In Drama

The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting Vanessa Hudgens is set to executive produce and star in the trucker drama Big Rig.

The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting Vanessa Hudgens is set to executive produce and star in the trucker drama Big Rig.

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The film will focus on a young mother who finds her freedom and herself on the open road as a big rig trucker driver. Living in a small town in Tennessee, Bertie is strapped for cash and shouldering most of the responsibility as she and her husband try to make ends meet for their three unruly young kids. Bertie decides to take matters into her own hands by secretly learning how to drive eighteen-wheelers and soon hits the open road, tearing across the United States. Bertie is thrilled by her newfound sense of adventure and purpose, and her family life is also improving. But as Bertie makes new friends and racks up the miles, she finds her home life harder to return to, and her tried-and-true relationship with Sonny starts to break down. As these two sides of her life compete for her attention, Bertie must decide where her heart really lies.

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Claude Dal Farra, Producer on the project for BCDF Pictures, released a statement saying:

We are delighted to be working with Martha and Vanessa on this upbeat and powerful story of freedom and self-discovery.

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David Garrett, of Mister Smith Entertainment, also released a statement saying:

This is the kind of heart-warming, funny, sexy story that audiences are craving right now, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have one of the hottest talents in the market in Vanessa Hudgens bringing this to the big screen.

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The film, which is currently in pre-production, is written by Ryan Binaco, and is set to be directed by Martha Stephens. Claude Dal Farra will be producing alongside BCDC Pictures’ Brian Keady, as well as Kelsey Law. Mister Smith Entertainment will be launching global sales at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

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Big Rig is scheduled to commence production later this year.