Selena Gomez to Star as Peruvian Mountaineer & Social Entrepreneur Silvia Vásquez-Lavado

It’s an uphill battle for Selena Gomez

The 28-year-old Mexican American actress/singer will portray pioneering Peruvian mountaineer and social entrepreneur Silvia Vásquez-Lavado in a new film, based on Vásquez-Lavado’s upcoming memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain.

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Vásquez-Lavado is the first gay woman to complete the Seven Summits, the highest mountains (including Mount Everest) on each of the seven continents. She’s also the founder of Courageous Girls, a nonprofit that helps survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking, and has organized excursions for abuse survivors to the Mount Everest base camp. In the Shadow of the Mountain is expected to be published in 2022.

Silvia Vásquez-Lavado

Gomez will produce the film through her July Moon Productions. Vásquez-Lavado and Lara Love Hardin of Idea Architects are executive producing.

Elgin James will pen and direct In the Shadow of the Mountain. He wrote the film Lowriders and co-created the series Mayans M.C.

Gomez has feature film credits on Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, Adam McKay’s The Big Short and Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.”

Gomez to Star in the Indie Film “The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving”

Selena Gomez has set her sights on her next film role…

The 22-year-old half-Mexican American actress and singer has landed the female lead opposite Paul Rudd in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, directed by Emmy winner Rob Burnett.

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Rudd will star in the indie drama as Ben, a caregiver looking after a frustrated teenager named Trevor who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Gomez will portray Dot, a sassy young woman 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.

Burnett, the veteran exec producer of The Late Show with David Letterman, adapted the script from Jonathan Evison’s 2013 novel of the same name.

Soon-to-be co-stars Gomez and Rudd were snapped Sunday night after the Golden Globes with writer/actor Justin Theroux, when a photo of the trio posted to Gomez’s Instagram garnered 1.1 million likes.

Filming on The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving begins January 22 in Atlanta.

It’s the latest indie film for Gomez, whose big screen credits include Sony’s 2012 animation hit 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 the Sundance Film Festival.

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 107 million social media followers recently signed with Interscope Records after a long run with Disney’s Hollywood Records.

Gomez Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Selena Gomez is switching agencies…

The 21-year-old former Disney Channel star and pop artist has exited as a client of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and has signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME).

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The former Wizards of Waverly Place star has also signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners as she restructures her team and transitions from a teen star to search out more adult projects.

Last year Gomez made a bold leap playing a partying coed in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.

Gomez has a huge social media following, with 57.9M Facebook fans and 19.3M Twitter followers.

She’ll next be seen in William H. Macy’s directorial debut, Rudderless, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Gomez Leads the Pack of Latinas on Maxim’s Hot 100 List

In the last year Selena Gomez has been edging-up her image in films like Spring Breakers… And Maxim’s readers have taken notice.

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer is the highest-ranking Latina on this year’s Maxim Hot 100 list, coming in at No. 2 behind fellow former Disney Channel star Miley Cyrus.

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“This actress turned singer made her debut on the Disney Channel in the show Wizards of Waverly Place. Recently she’s been in the news for breaking up with Justin Bieber and starring in Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers,” says the magazine. “Biebs, take it from us: you will not do any better than this beautiful star.”

Gomez, who recently released the video for her new single “Come and Get It,” ranked No. 24 on last year’s list.

But Gomez isn’t the only Latina to make the list this year…

In all, 19 women of Hispanic-descent were named to the Hot 100 list.

Here’s a look at this year’s Latina honorees.

Jessica Alba, No. 17

Arianny Celeste, No. 18

Demi Lovato, No. 26

Sarah Shahi, No, 33

Zoe Saldana, No. 38

Lea Michele, No. 39

Jordana Brewster, No. 43

Naya Rivera, No. 45

Sofia Vergara, No. 49

Shakira, No. 53

Eva Mendes, No. 57

Cameron Diaz, No. 62

Natalie Martinez, No. 75

Aubrey Plaza, No. 85

Rocsi Diaz, No. 86

Kenda Perez, No. 92

Lynsi Torres, No. 93

Daniella Alonso, No. 97

Click here to see the complete Hot 100 list.

Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” to Open Earlier in New York & LA

Spring Break will arrive a week earlier than scheduled for Selena Gomez

Spring Breakers

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer’s highly anticipated Disney-image-shattering film Spring Breakers will now be getting a limited sneak peek in Los Angeles and New York City on March 15, one week before opening nationwide on March 22, according to Annapurna Pictures.

The R-rated girls-gone-wild film, directed by Harmony Korine, follows a gang of trouble-seeking coeds (Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) who get mixed up with a drug-dealing rapper (James Franco) in Florida.

Spring Breakers first debuted at the Venice Film Festival last year; and it will get its big premiere in the United States on March 10 at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin.

The International Trailer of Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” Released

The international trailer for Selena Gomez’s Spring Breakers shows just how far of a departure she’s taken from her Wizards of Waverly Place character…

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer, who will be releasing a new music soon, appears in the just-released, red-band worthy Spring Breakers trailer from French company Mars Distribution.

Spring Breakers

The clip for Harmony Korine’s R-rated Day-Glo coed crime romp shows a racier look at what the domestic previews have held back: drug use, nudity, guns galore and gratuitous f-bombs dropped by Gomez and her co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.

James Franco also stars in the film as a blinged-out thug rapper complete with a gold grill.

Spring Breakers, which will premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin next month, will open in theaters in the United States on March 22.

Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

It looks like Selena Gomez will be spring breaking in Austin this March…

Spring Breakers

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer’s highly anticipated Spring Breakers will have its United States premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival in Austin, taking place March 8-16.

Directed by Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers stars Gomez as one of four college girls who end up in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation, only to find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do a little dirty work.

In addition to Gomez, the film stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and James Franco.

Meanwhile, Uruguayan director/screenwriter Fede Álvarez’s Evil Dead remake will have its world premiere at the festival.

Based on the cult classic from director Sam Raimi, the film centers on five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, who discover a Book of the Dead that unwittingly summons up dormant demons, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.

The film stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.

First Look: Gomez’s “Spring Breakers” Teaser Clip

Selena Gomez isn’t afraid to shed her good girl image… And now you can see the results of the former Disney Channel star’s bad-girl transformation in the latest clip from her upcoming movie.

Spring Breakers

In the simple clip for Spring Breakers, the 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress and singer—who was recently nominated for her first-ever MTV VMA Award—puts her newfound edginess on display as she talks about the misery of growing up in her one-gas-station town.

Directed by Harmony Korine, the film centers on four restaurant-robbing college girls who turn to crime to pay for their spring break trip.

Spring Breakers Cast

Gomez’s co-stars in the film include Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine and Ashley Benson, as well as James Franco.

Spring Breakers will premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month.