Selena Gomez, 25, who on occasion indulges on having an acting career, just got a boost by being selected to be part of fabled director Woody Allen’s next film project.
Is this good or bad news?
From the Gomez perspective she isn’t likely to get another Razzie for worse film if it’s a Woody Allen project. Gomez was nominated for a Razzie for worse film in 2014 with the dud ‘Getaway’ and has been involved in underwhelming films like ‘Spring Breakers’ and ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’.
The yet to be titled project will also star Timothee Chalamet and Elle Fanning. Chalamet is receiving Oscar buzz for his ‘Call Me By Your Name’ performance and Fanning has a very impressive acting resume at the young age of 19. All of this is another plus for Gomez whose acting abilities haven’t evolved much since her Disney stint with ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’.
On the other side of the argument is Allen’s reputation as an alleged sexual abuser. There is also his proclivity for young talent in his professional and personal life. The iconic director’s nearly six decade-old career has been dogged by accusations of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow – accusations he has denied. His reputation also was not helped when he married the adopted daughter, 35-years his junior, of his then-lover Mia Farrow in 1997.
The project will be Allen’s third collaboration with Amazon Studios. His first film ‘Café Society’ was highly praised, followed by ‘Wonder Wheel’ that has yet to be released. Many of Allen’s films are critically successful and tend to include stellar female talent like Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansen, Ellen Page, Diane Keaton and the list goes on.
So for Gomez who has yet to be in a solid film project EVER this is a MUST DO.
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