Katharine McPhee: American Movie Star?

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Katharine McPhee, who started filming You May Not Kiss The Bride in Hawaii yesterday, is trying to buck the trend of former American Idol contestants bombing at the box office — minus Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, of course. A romcom adventure set in Chicago and Tahiti, McPhee co-stars with TV actor Dave Annable (Brothers and Sisters).

The movie, say its producers, is similar to the ’80s blockbuster hit Romancing the Stone in its “blending of romance, sharp witted humor and on the edge of your seat action.” We think this comparison is a bit lofty. Dave Annable and Katharine McPhee are no Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner — at least, not yet. Plus, writer/director Rob Hedden is behind nothing but bombs. Remember 2007′s The Condemned and Friday the 13th Part VIII?

Still, McPhee, who made a cameo appearance in Ugly Betty and scored a minor role The House Bunny, appears to shine on the set with her wholesome beauty and sweet smile. We could get used to watching her on the big screen. Let’s hope this movie doesn’t go the way of From Justin to Kelly.

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