We are supposed to be interested in Hilary Duff.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Hilary Duff has signed on to the new Polish brothers comedy Stay Cool.
The film is described as a “knowing your age” comedy (this is a strange and while inviting, ultimately anti-Hollywood concept–no one in the film business knows their age!). Mark and Michael Polish, known for such quirky fare as Twin Falls, Idaho and Northfork, wrote the script. Mark is starring while Michael directs. Other cast members include Winona Ryder, Mark Polish, Sean Astin, Chevy Chase and Jon Cryer.
The film centers on a successful author (Polish–Mark, don’t forget) who returns to his hometown to give the commencement speech at his high school. While there, he has to deal with his “unrequited high school crush,” played by Ryder (one of the last times I was in my hometown, I too saw my high school unrequited crush…walking hand in hand with another girl. It felt just like old times). Duff plays a “sexy, high school senior” who flirts with said successful author and invites him to the prom.
Duff has been trying to grow out of being a tween star by moving into edgier material such as the satire War, Inc. and releasing albums where she tries desperately to rock, with a notable lack of success. She is in the gossip pages a lot and seems to attend a great many events. I always feel like people are trying to tell me I should care about Hilary Duff and I just can’t figure out why I should.