Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Smashes In
'Do you bleed?'
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 March 2015
Josh Hutcherson Boards In Dubious Battle
Zach Braff and more set for James Franco's latest
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Spring Breakers (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Monte Carlo (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Ramona And Beezus (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Selena Gomez Says The Sky Is Everywhere
She wants to star in the book adaptation

23 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Selena Gomez Says The Sky Is Everywhere

Disney Channel starlet Selena Gomez is looking to get a little more proactive than some of her contemporaries when it comes to her career. She already has a production company in place and has just optioned the rights to Jandy Nelson’s novel The Sky Is Everywhere.

It’s early days for the film, which doesn’t yet have a writer or director attached or any studio backing as of yet, but if it comes together, Gomez wants to play Lennie Walker, an introverted 17-year-old band geek and bookworm who lives in the shadow of her much more popular and adventurous older sister, Bailey. But Bailey dies suddenly and Lennie is catapulted into a whole new life, and becomes torn between two boys, one her sister’s grieving boyfriend (blimey, he doesn’t hang about, does he?) and the other a sensitive French musician studying in Paris. And (whodathunkit?) she comes out of her shell and realises that she’s actually quite attractive, even as her usually ordered world falls apart when she tries to juggle two relationships.

Gomez was last seen in the strictly tweencentric Monte Carlo, a bad film in which she was fairly decent, and from the looks of Sky it won’t exactly stretch her into very new territory. It does, however, look like she’s aiming to take more risks, as she’s also signed on for Harmony Korine’s girls-rob-a-restaurant-to-fund-their-holiday crime pic Spring Breakers, which is lining up to shoot in, er, spring.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Spike Lee Heading Back To Brooklyn
So what's happened to Oldboy?
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Cool book, cool girl.
Selena is a great choice. It would be like picking anyother good actress, so why not Selena. Unfortunately, there are MANY Racist Bigots who don't want this beautiful person to succeed, and go online searching 4chances 2bash her. Selena may not rake in top dollars because of the massive "hate" she gets. Its a very sad and disturbing story. She deserves endless love with endless open doors and boundless opportunities. I believe it will be a very good movie with her in it. I hope shes th More

Posted by FlowWhonor at 01:05 on 23 October 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)