Selena Gomez Joins ‘13 Reasons Why’

Universal Pictures has acquired Jay Asher’s novel about a teenager who receives a box of mysterious tapes from a suicidal classmate.

Selena Gomez will star in 13 Reasons Why for Universal
Selena Gomez will star in 13 Reasons Why for Universal
Selena Gomez will star in an adaptation of Jay Asher's novel 13 Reasons Why for Universal Pictures.

The story centers on a timid California teenager who returns home from school to find a box with seven cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who recently committed suicide. The tapes were given to one student before her death, with instructions to pass them along to 13 students, much like a chain letter. The cassettes explain how each of the 13 people played a part in her suicide.

Jennifer O'Kieffe is adapting the novel for Universal. A director hasn't been attached at this time and it isn't clear when production will start. Eric Newman and Marc Abraham will produce through their Strike Force Entertainment banner along with Mandy Teefey.

The novel was first published in 2007 and became a best-seller shortly thereafter.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (9)

  1. TheSymbiote

    Yes she is cute, I started reading the book after my 1st comment and it's good so far. I don't know what someone would need to be perfect for the role.

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  2. CUPID

    @Ezio I do know who she is but ive never seen any of her movies or that show.but like i said before she is cute.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  3. MovieManiac

    I like the premise but i am not very excited for this. I will wait until I see some footage before i Judge.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  4. Cripple

    Plot sounds good, hope she has what it takes.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  5. Daveactor7

    Seriously? I've read the book and she is not perfect for the role at all.

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  6. the Narrator

    The story sounds kinda interesting. However, I don't know about her.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  7. Ezio

    My son thinks the same thing.He's never missed a single episode of Wizards of Waverly Place or any other movie she's starred in.

    4 years agoby @EzioFlag

  8. CUPID

    She's cute.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  9. TheSymbiote

    Sounds interesting

    4 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag

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