Selena Gomez's Next Movie to Reveal '13 Reasons Why' She 'Kills' Herself

February 09, 2011 10:01:55 GMT

Universal and Strike Entertainment will make a film based on the Jay Asher novel with the Disney cutie attached on the lead role.

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Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have picked up rights to make a movie based on Jay Asher novel "13 Reasons Why". The project is developed as a starring vehicle for Selena Gomez, Deadline Hollywood reports.

The book tells a story of a shy California high school student, Clay Jensen, 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, Hannah 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. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Gomez will be seen playing Baker who appears throughout the film in post-mortem flashbacks. There is still no word on who will portray the other lead role, Jensen. Jennifer O'Kieffe is on board to write the script, but no director has been booked for the drama mystery film project.

Selena Gomez's latest big screen appearance was in "Ramona and Beezus" which was released last year. The "Wizards of Waverly Place" cutie will next be seen in "Monte Carlo" in which she stars alongside Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy.


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posted by Trene on Jun 03, 2012
I totally agree, Logan Lerman should play clay. That would be awesome !
posted by amy on Aug 08, 2011
i love selena and i can't wait for this movie i loved the book and i'm sure that selena can do it she's so talented and i believe in her
posted by jay on Feb 24, 2011
the book was amazing! i like selena gomez, but i dont want her to play hannah in the movie.
posted by IzzyDizzy on Feb 24, 2011
OMG I CAN'T WAIT!!!! My friend was reading it in class so I went online and it said Selena Gomez was going to be in the movie!!!!! I LUV SELENA!!!!!
posted by Lannie(:♥ on Feb 22, 2011
this books amazing, couldnt bring myself to put the book down while reading it.(: cant wait for the movie! selena gomez will do great for the part.(:
posted by wohooooo on Feb 19, 2011
i love selena cant wait for this movie to come out i no ill love to watch this only because it has selena gomez in it
posted by Me on Feb 19, 2011
I want to see Logan Lerman as Clay as well!!
posted by Yellow6 on Feb 09, 2011
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
posted by presh 4ever on Feb 09, 2011
luv u selena cant wait....
posted by RainbowPanda on Feb 09, 2011
ahhh i want clay to logan lerman the other main character

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