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Selena Gomez – spring 2020
Selena wears cheetah-print lamé dress Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, sequinned flower Vaquera, head scarf ParadePhotography Brianna Capozzi, Styling Emma Wyman

Selena Gomez to star in Petra Collins’ new psychological thriller, Spiral

The photographer’s feature-length debut about social media obsession is co-written with Melissa Broder (AKA @sosadtoday)

Selena Gomez is attached to star in the feature-length directorial debut from Petra Collins. Titled Spiral, the psychological thriller will cast the singer and actress in the role of a faded former influencer, whose obsession with social media is causing her body to (literally) fall apart.

Spiral is based on an original story and screenplay by Collins, written in collaboration with the author, essayist, and poet Melissa Broder (AKA @sosadtoday), and writer Phoebe Fisher. Drake is also on board to produce along Future the Prince (Adel Nur), following their work on season two of Euphoria.

According to Deadline, Collins landed the project as a result of her 2017 music video for Selena Gomez’s “Fetish”. The pair have since collaborated on a creepy short horror film titled A Love Story (also scripted by Melissa Broder) and reflected on horror films in Gomez’s 2020 cover interview for Dazed.

In 2019, Gomez also starred in Jim Jarmusch’s apocalyptic zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die, following a role in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers in 2013. She’s also set to produce and star in In the Shadow of the Mountain — a film about the trailblazing gay mountaineer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado — and is attached to the fashion-themed horror thriller Dollhouse.

In the meantime, you can revisit a conversation between Petra Collins and Selena Gomez on their friendship, creative partnership, and shared passion for the horror genre here.