Panettiere Typecast As Cheerleader

“Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere will be slipping into a different cheerleading uniform for Fox Atomic’s coming-of-age teen movie “I Love You, Beth Cooper” reports the trades.

Panettiere would play Beth, the school’s hottest cheerleader who shows nerdy valedictorian Denis Cooverman the best night of his life after he proclaims his love for her during his graduation speech.

“Cooper” is based on the novel by fomrer “Simpsons” scribe turned New Yorker writer Larry Doyle. Panettiere recently wrapped filming “Fireflies in the Garden.”

Chris Columbus is producing and is also in talks to direct. The studio is aiming to start filming in the spring.