Pink to star alongside Gwyneth Paltrow. Will she be the next big crossover?

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While we've all definitely heard Pink's voice in the movies before -- be it on the Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack or any number of romcom trailers that feature her hit, "Raise Your Glass" -- get ready to see her on the screen soon, too. The pop singer will star in the upcoming sex-addiction comedy Thanks For Sharing, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, and Book of Mormon's Josh Gad. “[Pink]

could not be a more ideal fit for this role,” notes writer/director Stuart Blumberg (The Kids are All Right), in a release. “She carries with her just the right combination of heart and edginess for the part of Dede, and we’re incredibly excited to share her acting talent with audiences.”

Granted, new-mom Pink has technically been on the big screen before: She had a cameo in the aforementioned Charlie’s Angels sequel and IMDB informs that she appeared in a 2007 horror movie called Catacombs, but the pop singer has never had a featured role in a major movie before this. Pink, who will be going by her real name Alecia Moore for Thanks For Sharing, will play a free-spirited sex addict who bonds with another person struggling with the same issue (played by Gad).

It’s all but expected that pop-stars eventually make the transition from music to movies, but Pink — er, Alecia Moore (that’s going to take some getting used to) — seemed to be holding out. Was she just waiting for the right project? In addition to the impressive cast, Thanks For Sharing will also mark Blumberg’s directorial debut, and Edward Norton is one of the producers. But a sterling cast and crew is no guarantee that she’s cut out for acting? After all, it doesn’t always work out so nicely for musicians-turned-actors. For every Mark Wahlberg, there are several Britney Spears. Then again, the material itself might be what makes this work for Moore. In her music videos, she has always been willing to try on different personas and has never been afraid to poke fun at herself (case in point: “Stupid Girls”), something of a necessity for a randy comedy.

While I like the idea of Pink becoming a movie star (she’s doesn’t take herself too seriously, has attitude to spare), I can also understand the inevitable skepticism that accompanies such news. (If you’ve seen her cameo on How I Met Your Mother, you’ll dread the inevitability of Katy Perry getting a starring role in a film. And no, The Smurfs doesn’t count. For many reasons.)

But what do you think, PopWatchers? Does Pink/Alecia Moore have what it takes to be a movie star? Does Thanks For Sharing sound like a perfect project for her or should she be getting back into the studio instead? Share in the comments section below.

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  • Tim @rural_juror

    She’s also replacing Brittany Murphy in Happy Feet Two.

    • Shannon

      I she really?I was wondering who would. Murphy was actually really good in that role and her singing was a pleasant surprise. So sad. Pink is a fitting replacement, though. The odd thing is, Brittany Murphy once said that she would like to play the role of Janis Joplin in a biopic, but she was never one of the dozens attached to the role.

  • MultiPass

    She was attached to a Janis Joplin biopic for years. It has yet to happen, obviously, but she had the acting bug as far back as 10 years ago. …or her agent did.

    • Shannon

      Yes, and when she dropped out to focus on her tour, they cast Zooey Deschanel and then Rene Zellweger for what was to be a TV version, I believe. Considering none of these versions never made it to any screen, it was probably meant to be Pink’s project all along or no one’s at all.

  • Flip

    Ummmmmm if you haven’t seen Catacombs, RENT IT NOW!!!

    • Linda

      Loved It..

  • keith

    you may have found the worst picture of her of all time.

    • MultiPass

      Yeah, right? I’d fire my publicist if that was me

    • Linda

      There is nothing wrong with that picture.

  • Liz Lemon

    I like Pink, so I’m game.

  • nn

    OMG OMG I LOVE U PINK!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mallory

    The Catacombs was really good! I could see her doing great in film.

  • Samantha

    gods I hope not, I can’t stand her.

    • Linda

      R U Nutz

  • Johnny

    Catacombs was a disgrace! Pink is NOT an actress.

  • Linda

    I think she will be great . Saw Catacombs twice, was a very exciting and fast paced movie. I liked it. Pink was GREAT.

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  • Molly

    She was amazing in catacombs, she is a multi talented woman and I can not wait to see this film.
    And they really didn’t pick a good picture she hated her hair like that.
    I <3 P!nk

  • Winona

    Pink will do this and many other roles justice. She brings honesty and a attitude that is needed in the movies these days…She is PERFECT for this role!!!!

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