Selena is set to play trailblazing gay mountaineer in the new movie – “In the Shadow of the Mountain” by Scott Budnick.
Selena Gomez is ready to scale a big-screen biopic about Peruvian mountaineer and social entrepreneur Silvia Vásquez-Lavado.
Titled In the Shadow of the Mountain, the film is based on upcoming memoir of the same name by Vásquez-Lavado, who became the first Peruvian woman to summit Mt. Everest and the first openly gay woman to complete the Seven Summits, a challenge to climb the highest mountain on each continent.
“Silvia is a force of nature,” said Gigliotti. “Scott and I are so excited to work with Elgin and Selena to tell this story of resilience, courage, adventure and humanity.”
Gomez is best known as a multi-platinum and award-winning musical pop star, but she has steadily expanded her acting career in recent years by working with such auteurs as Harmony Korine on Spring Breakers and Jim Jarmusch on The Dead Don’t Die. She will produce In the Shadow of the Mountain through her July Moon Productions. Vásquez-Lavado and Lara Love Hardin of Idea Architects are onboard to executive produce.
In the Shadow of the Mountain is scheduled to publish in winter 2022.
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