EXCLUSIVE: Selena Gomez has zeroed in on her next film role. The recording star and Wizards of Waverly Place actress is joining Ant-Man’s Paul Rudd in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, directed by Emmy winner Rob Burnett.
Gomez will play the role of Dot, a sassy 17-year-old who hitches a ride with the pair during a road trip, and whose forwardness and lack of embarrassment about Trevor’s condition causes him to develop a crush on her.
Soon-to-be co-stars Gomez and Rudd were snapped Sunday night after theGolden Globes with writer/actor Justin Theroux, when a photo of the trio posted to Gomez’s Instagram garnered a modest 1.1 million likes. Filming on The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving begins January 22 in Atlanta.
It’s the latest foray into indie film for Gomez, whose big screen credits include Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, and Hotel Transylvania. A role in Harmony Korine’s racy Spring Breakers added street cred to her resume, and she was most recently seen in William H. Macy’s directorial debut Rudderless, which premiered last year at Sundance.
Gomez next reprises her voice role in Sony’s animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 opposite Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. Offscreen, the global star who has over 26 million Twitter followers recently signed with Interscope Records after a long run with Disney’s Hollywood Records. She’s repped by WME, Brillstein Partners, and Ziffren Brittenham.