Chace Crawford, the dreamboat of "Gossip Girl" fame, is about to trade the comforts of Manhattan for the wilds of South Africa.
In a major departure from his CW character, Crawford is attached to play a South African murderer in the indie adaptation of "The House Gun," a critically acclaimed novel from Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer.
Gordimer's story follows a respected architect named Harald Lingard (who will be played by Pierce Brosnan) and his son (Crawford) who is accused of shooting and killing his housemate. Convinced of his son's innocence, Harald hires a black lawyer to manage the defense, igniting issues of morality and race in post-apartheid South Africa.
In other words, this is a bit more serious than those Serena-Blair love triangle woes.
The role of the lawyer has yet to be cast and financing is still being ironed out; however, if all goes well, this could prove to be a great leap from TV to the silver screen (Did someone say something about leaping from TV to movies? Go vote in our poll!) for Crawford, who previously had to drop out of his lead role in the remake of "Footloose" because of "Gossip Girl"'s shooting schedule, the L.A. Times reports.
We hope this gets the green light soon, because the Brosnan-Crawford father-son team is something we'd definitely like to see.