Selena Gomez has '13 Reasons Why'

Selena Gomez has '13 Reasons Why'

Selena Gomez will not only star in the film adaption of Jay Asher‘s novel 13 Reasons Why, but her July Moon Productions company will also be producing.

The 18-year-old will star as Hanna Baker in the screen version of the book, Deadline reports.

13 Reasons Why summary: A shy California high school student who returns from school to find a box waiting on his doorstep. It contains seven cassette tapes recorded by Hanna Baker, the classmate he had a crush on. Before she committed suicide, Hanna sent the tapes to one classmate with instructions to pass them on to a list of students like a chain letter. The tapes explain to 13 people how they played a role in her death.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of this new project for Selena?

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  • Sacha

    Love this book! Hopefully the film will be just as good, It’s quite dark so I hope Sel can play that ♥

  • mmbop

    Great opportunity for her.

  • Fiona stewart

    sounds quite interesting!
    i cant wait or the movie to come out!

  • Solace

    It’s nice to see that she’s branching out. I support her 100%. I believe he will do well. :)

  • andy

    Can’t wait! She is a great actress and this role is an awesome opportunity to show her skills! Good for her!

  • http://Samhardy10 Sam Hardy

    It sounds really interesting! I’ve never read the bookbut now I really want to and watch the film!!!

  • http://heartsrule99 saffron

    I have read the book and i think that selena will be thwe perfect role. Its also good for her to do a role that isn’t just happy and that it has some depth to it

  • Markgoloi

    All in all Disney best actress right now is Selena, and although many ppl wont like the fact that a Disney girl got this role. The decision has been made, and if you seen on Jay Asher blog he known Selena for quite some time and love her personally. I’m excited to see if she does this amazing book justice. I think Selena will do great for this movie.

  • londonlemming

    I think it’s great her company is producing it and she is branching out. But I am not sure about her being in the movie. I have read the book and I don’t see her fitting the role, hopefully I will be presently surprised.

  • http://deleted Troy

    Having read the book I have to say this is a very interesting and bold choice for Selena. This is very heavy materal and total departure from everything she’s done up until now which I’m sure is the point. I will be interested in how this movie shapes up because the way the book is structured isn’t exactly film friendly. But I am definitely interested.

  • :)

    I’m really excited for this movie! although it’s definitely not what selena is used to doing – I think she can pull it off. she’s a great actress. :)

  • Kate

    Another book I have to read now I guess. I hope sel does the book some justice and I’m proud of her steeping a little out of the disney channel. I’ll definately be seein this movie.

  • Chloe

    The plot sounds very interesting and honestly can’t wait for this new project!!!! It will be a challenge for her but Selena’s a great actress.

  • lale

    yes! A new different role! She is a great actress! When will they start filming it?

  • manal

    Cant wait Selena to play this part!!!!!!!!!! Excited

  • e21

    I just hope they don’t mess it up. I actually liked that book.

  • daniella!!

    Founds interesting but weird at the same time. Creepy

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  • javi

    thank god its not a nicolas sparks movie i hate his movies but this book i actualy read my ex girlfriend had it and she recomended to me in my view its a creepy book if this become a movie hope for a horror movie its a must read book and hopefuly a must see movie.

  • dragon

    That sounds absolutely amazing. Wow, but it won’t start filming until AFTER Wizards and Wizards the Movie 2 wraps at the end of the year. =[

  • V

    This sounds interesting. I can’t wait to see it. I know that Selena would be able to pull this kind of role off, she’s a great actress judging from her previous works.

  • javi

    @dragon: what do you mean wizards wrap up this year she’s leaving the show? i tought they have like two more seasons.

  • Rosie

    The premise of the book makes me think the main character is whiny and conceited. (Who the heck blames and guilt-trips other people for their own actions?)

  • Tina

    summary sounds really good! :) I can’t wait to watch her in this movie!

  • jane

    Please cast Logan Lerman as the shy guy Clay Jensen who finds the tapes. He’s perfect for the part and is one of selena’s favorite actors

  • francie

    wow interesting choice, excited!

  • jenny. canada

    terrible book, she is so above this book ;(

  • karina

    interesting, sounds like a monologue I am doing for my acting class.

  • Amanda

    I love the book and Selena. I just didn’t picture her while reading. I’m sure she will be great.

  • m

    wouldn’t she be sending the wrong message for her fans? Kill yourself and get attention?

  • Rosie

    @m: I know, right?

  • carey

    Logan Lerman might play Clay Jensen.

  • how


    Logan Lerman would be perfect for the role of Clay Jensen

  • how

    Logan Lerman should play Clay Jensen, seriously

  • Emem

    Aaaaah! Great news! I never thought they’ll make a movie adaptation for this book. Can’t wait :)

  • mendomamir

    GREAT NEWS. she is a faboulous actress.. and she should concentrate more on doing movies.. she is great in acting..
    btw I love her music but acting fits her more (::::::::

  • headstrong

    i can totally see Logan Lerman as Clay!


    she was nominated for 2 Kids Choice Awards and Wizards got nominated too!!

  • dreamer

    finally, some serious roles. i might actually go see this :)

  • headstrong

    i dont like selena for this role. I would prefer an unknown actress to be given the part.

  • fan1ol

    @headstrong: would you stop being a hater.

  • http://twitter sam

    yess thats cool i luv sel she is so in

  • headstrong

    @fan1ol: would you stop being an idiot?

  • headstrong

    @fan1ol: i didnt know having a opinion makes you a hater.

  • coldlight

    @headstrong: I agree. An unknown would’ve been better. And I know physical changes can be made, but I imagined a blond when I read the book.

  • headstrong

    @coldlight: ikr? and I don’t think she would look good as a blonde.

  • cccc

    I think it will be very different than what she has been exposed to in the passed. I think it’s a good big step up but she can do it.

  • meiner

    Selena Gomez seductive charm gave Jay Asher “13 REASONS WHY” goosebumps.
    You must read the Blog

  • meiner

    An Elizabeth Taylor has had to start with the dog Lassie film.
    And the transition from Disney-Soft to a larger film goes Step by Step.
    She has in the queue the movies “Monte Carlo” and “What Boys Want “.
    And now “13 Reasons Why”
    I think you should Selena Gomez. to give a fair chance to grow.

  • Marisa

    you must put me on ur tv shows selena you must you must.