What’s Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf) up to these days? You know, besides dating Seth Cohen and basically making our lives look like the tiny doll world version of everything we hoped and dreamed would come true... Well, it turns out that although TVBFF Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen) is taking a maddeningly long hiatus, Leighton isn’t doing the same. So, what’s next for Leigh?
Well, according to IMDb, the petite dark-haired actress has a starring role in her future. She’s currently filming/maybe already wrapped the flick God Only Knows with Harvey Keitel and Ben Barnes in Boston, Mass and Providence, RI. Leighton stars as Ali Matazano, which seems to be the female lead.
The synopsis says, “Nick Tortano is a smooth-talking, ambitious criminal from the streets of Boston. After years spent working for and idolizing the Italian gangsters he finally proves himself to the boss and becomes a made man. However, once inside, Nick conflicts with a moneymaker for the Mafia and begins to drive a wedge between him and Boss.”
Although no release date has been set yet, it looks like a great opportunity for Leigh to show off her raw acting chops. And not just that, but considering where it’s set, we’re betting we’ll have a rare opportunity to compare Leighton’s Boston accent to Blake’s take on it in The Town. Will you go see the flick when it hits theaters?