Selena Gomez is set to join Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning in Woody Allen’s next movie, which has already secured theatrical distribution from Amazon Studios, it was announced Tuesday.
The Tracking Board broke the news last month that Chalamet and Fanning were in talks for Allen’s latest untitled film, and their casting has now been confirmed.
Amazon is also releasing Allen’s new film Wonder Wheel, which stars Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple and James Belushi. Produced by Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson, and Ed Walson, the drama is set in Coney Island during the 1950s, and includes larger-than-life characters, lovers, infidelity, and gangsters.
Amazon financed the film and will release it in select markets on Dec. 1 (with a national theatrical expansion to follow) before it is made available to Amazon Prime members through Prime Video. Wonder Wheel will make its world premiere in October as the closing night selection of the New York Film Festival.
Last year marked Allen’s first collaboration with Amazon Studios, which acquired and released Café Society, and also financed and distributed Crisis in Six Scenes, the filmmaker’s first foray into television.
Gomez’s feature credits include Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, William H. Macy’s Rudderless, Rob Burnett’s The Fundamentals of Caring and James Franco’s In Dubious Battle, plus small roles in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Adam McKay’s The Big Short. She’s also an executive producer on the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, and she’ll reprise her voice role as Mavis in the upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 3.
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