Sunday, May 19, 2024

“Twilight” Reunion for Nikki Reed, Director Catherine Hardwicke in Lady Gaga Rape PSA


Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens to You” has been made into a full length video by director Catherine Hardwicke. The song, a potential Oscar nominee from the Kirby Dick documentary about campus rape, “The Hunting Ground,” already appears in that movie.

But Hardwicke has made a full video for the song that can be used as a public service announcement. It could also take off on YouTube and video channels as a standalone.

For Twilight fans, they’ll get a kick out of a reunion between Hardwicke and her “Twilight” star Nikki Reed. Reed stars in the video as well. Reed appeared in all the “Twilight” movies. She also starred in Hardwicke’s memorable debut film “Thirteen.”

So far there’s no word on whether “Til it Happens to You,” written by Diane Warren, and produced with a lush arrangement by Lady Gaga, is going to be a single. To be Oscar nominated actually nothing else needs to happen except for people to vote for it. I think it’s the “Glory” of 2015.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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