Eva Mendes: from "Hey, girl" to "Hey, girl!"

The actress -- who has been romantically linked to Ryan Gosling -- is headlining the mother-daughter dramedy, "Girl in Progress." In the new film, Mendes plays a floundering mother, who struggles to make correct life choices and parent her 16-year-old, super-smart daughter.

From the trailer, the film feels a bit like "Erin Brockovich" or an early 2000s movie starring Jennifer Lopez. With Mendes throwing her star power behind the film, its relatively fresh writer (Hiram Martinez) and a measured supporting cast of Matthew Modine and Patrica Arquette, you never know -- could be the next big thing.

The girl does have good taste...

"Girl in Progress" hits theaters April 27.

[via Deadline]
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Girl in Progress
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