MTV News looks ahead at Gomez’s thrillers, drama and action flicks — and even a new album.
This week Selena Gomez voices a starring role in the animated flick, “Hotel Transylvania.” While the film keeps Gomez’s cinema feet firmly planted in family-friendly films, the singer/actress is working on a number of other more mature projects in her post-”Hotel Transylvania” life. So, if you’re wondering what your next Gomez film is going to be, MTV News is looking ahead at what else she has cooking up.
Gomez made many a headline when she signed up for the Harmony Korine-directed “Spring Breakers.” Judging from a clip, which recently made its online debut, the film is much darker in tone than the usual Gomez film, as she so boldly claims that “everybody’s miserable.”
“People will be a little shocked, I think,” Gomez told MTV News earlier this summer, adding, “I’m a little nervous about it, but honestly, it’s a right step for me. I’m really proud of it. I think as an actress it really challenged me. All of the other actresses are also trying to prove themselves, so it was just really, really fun.”
“Spring Breakers” had one of its premieres during the Toronto International Film Festival along with the horror flick, “Aftershock,” in which she stars alongside director Eli Roth. “It’s actually a very funny scene with him, and I’m improving. And it’s cute,” she said of her part in it. “Well, I mean, the movie’s not cute. It’s actually scary, but the scene was cute.”
She’ll also set to appear with Ethan Hawke in the caper, “Getaway.” When the film was announced she shared why she wanted to sign on for the film, saying, “It’s more of an action movie, which is also different.” And, for “Parental Guidance Suggested,” Gomez will embark on a rock-themed odyssey based on the 2000 novel “While I’m Dead … Feed the Dog,” by Ric Browde.
Earlier this year, she had also been attached to a number of other projects in development. Gomez will produce and most likely star in the big-screen adaptation of the Jandy Nelson novel “The Sky Is Everywhere.” She’s also rumored to act in a film called “Hot Mess” and “13 Reasons Why,” the film adaptation of Jay Asher’s bestselling book — though little else has broken in regards to Gomez’s standing in those flicks.
And, then there’s her music. She shared with us over the summer that “I am missing music, so we’re going to start on the fourth record at the end of this year.” She added that she wants it to sound “very different! I want to go for producers that probably wouldn’t want me to do their songs. I just want to knock on their door. I also want to work with Fun. I want to work with just different styles of music … I also want to work with Taylor [Swift] too. So I just want to do different things for this album.” The album most likely will drop next year.