Paramount May Distribute Gomez’s “Rudderless” in North America

Selena Gomez’s latest film project isn’t so rudderless

Paramount Pictures is reportedly close to finalizing a low-seven-figure deal on Rudderless, starring the 21-year-old Mexican American actress/singer, according to

Selena Gomez & William H. Macy in Rudderless

Scripted by Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison, the film revolves around a grieving father in a downward spiral who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding peace in the wake of his loss.

Paramount will acquire North American distribution rights and several additional territories for the film, which stars William H. Macy in his feature-film directorial debut.

Rudderless will begin with a theatrical run in a deal that is taking shape with Samuel Goldwyn Co. The film will be released later this fall.

Macy stars with Gomez, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman in the musical drama about the power of a parent’s love.

Gomez to Star in “Rudderless” Film

Selena Gomez is going rudderless for her next project…

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer, who will be releasing a new album soon, has been cast in William H. Macy’s directorial debut film, Rudderless.

Selena Gomez

The film, which stars Macy and Felicity Huffman, is a musical drama about a grieving father who forms a band after finding his deceased son’s songs.

Macy co-wrote the original story with Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison, who adapted the script.

Filming will begin this month in Oklahoma.

The Spring Breakers’ co-stars include Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup.