Jay Asher ‘Excited’ By Selena Gomez

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Jay Asher, San Luis Obispo resident & author of 13 Reasons Why, is ‘excited’ to have Selena Gomez star in his novel turned film. The role is of a girl commits suicide, but before doing so, she records seven cassette tapes to be given to 13 people who played a role in her death. Asher told KSBY.com:

‘As I was writing the book, actually, I had a movie in mind as I was setting up certain scenes. I just thought it would be a really powerful and intense movie. Then the book itself kind of took off & started getting some notice in Hollywood.’ On Selena Gomez:

‘I’m actually really excited to have her on there because the girl in the book starts off almost with Selena’s image. A very happy, optimistic person, and then, through a chain of events, she descends to where she ends up taking her life.’

On changes for the movie: ‘There are definitely some changes that have to be made because so much of the book is internal thoughts. So far, they’ve run all the ideas for changes by me & I’ve either approved them or just been amazed that I didn’t think of that idea for the book.’ He hopes some of the film will be shot in San Luis Obispo, because much of the book is set in an area just like it.

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  • Anonymous

    So excited Ahhh

  • Anonymous

    if selenas such a good actress why is it that she can’t even fake being interested in justin bieber she looks like pullying away in that almost kiss pic if its publicity for her she should at least ACT. poor justin guess its like jemi 2 i’m not saying its impossible for selena to like bieber cuz if u look at older pictures she seems loving toward him. weird how now that they are actually dating she looks uninterested, maybe shes that kind of girl that pursues a guy and when she gets him she doesnt want him anymore.

  • sophieeee

    noooooooooo

  • meiner

    Selena Gomez has once again with her amazing talent and stunning charm Jay Asher convinced
    Congratulations Selena

  • Anonymous

    yeah i want to see her in different genres! i hope miley does some horror/thriller movies too^^

    this is a great step ^^

  • Jilleh

    I love this <3
    It’s a darker role for her, and I am super excited to see her try it.

    I’d love for Joe to play a darker character..

  • Anonymous

    Demi Lovato was 2 minutes and 45 seconds by Grey’s Anatomy.
    Which would have made even a trained hamster.
    We are talking about a feature film.
    I believe at Selena!

  • Lety

    Awesome! Can’t wait to watch her in this new genrer!

  • Michellehorstink

    I ictuely think Demi is better for those kind of rolls ! And she deserves is more , Selena just had a movie done , and she is not that good in drama XD
    Sorry my opinion don’t hate !

  • Gearsarealwaysturning

    Michellehorstink said:

    I ictuely think Demi is better for those kind of rolls ! And she deserves is more , Selena just had a movie done , and she is not that good in drama XD
    Sorry my opinion don’t hate !
    —-
    I think selena can kick demi’s ass. xD In my opinion, Sel is a better actress.-

  • suckit

    i was hoping someone….not famous would get the role of hanna.i love this book<3

  • Gearsarealwaysturning
  • milenator

    Michellehorstink said:
    I ictuely think Demi is better for those kind of rolls ! And she deserves is more , Selena just had a movie done , and she is not that good in drama XD
    Sorry my opinion don’t hate !
    ————–

    everyone says Demi’s is a better singer (which I agree, selena cant sing ;P) and Selena is a better actress
    but perhaps you may be right cause I remember when she starred on Grey’s Anatomy

  • SoRawSUgAr

    I think Demi would be great with this role :), but cool for Selena, she is a much better actress than singer……

  • milenator

    i really cant imagine her in a movie about suicide LOL

  • ADarkLandIsSomewhereIBelong

    Sounds interesting. People please, Demi will get her chance. Let Selena do this without complaints.

  • Voice of reason

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  • Michellehorstink

    Michellehorstink said:
    I ictuely think Demi is better for those kind of rolls ! And she deserves is more , Selena just had a movie done , and she is not that good in drama XD
    Sorry my opinion don’t hate !
    ————–

    everyone says Demi’s is a better singer (which I agree, selena cant sing ;P) and Selena is a better actress
    but perhaps you may be right cause I remember when she starred on Grey’s Anatomy
    =========================
    Demi is a better singer duhh XD
    Yeaah Demi was amazing in Grey’s anatomy , she would be perfect for that role , but i am happy for Selena even i don’t see her doing that role XD

  • whatthefudge

    I’m excited for this but shocked that she actually took a role like this. It’s good shes branching out to other genres.

  • wavy

    im going to read the book..if i can find it lol…but anyway i will see this movie to see if selena can prove that she can do more serious roles..then i can judge if shes a GREAT actress

  • ilovepeacock

    im suprised Selena took this role.. its dark.. too dark for some of her fans. anyways it will be interesting to see how she does. I also agree that Demi would have done great with this role but I kinda think she should focus on singing right now. release an album and tour than look at movie roles.

    Wtf? It’s gonna be a PG-13 movie. It won’t be that dark. Calm down.

  • ilovepeacock

    Too excited for this. Selena will be amazing.

  • taylorllama

    SELENA WILL RUIN THIS MOVIE.
    HAVE FUN HEARING ALL OF THE MILLIONS OF FANS OF THIS BOOK HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU PUT SELENA GOMEZ AS THE LEADING CHARACTER. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

  • CupcakezLover

    ilovepeacock said:
    im suprised Selena took this role.. its dark.. too dark for some of her fans. anyways it will be interesting to see how she does. I also agree that Demi would have done great with this role but I kinda think she should focus on singing right now. release an album and tour than look at movie roles.

    Wtf? It’s gonna be a PG-13 movie. It won’t be that dark. Calm down.
    ——-
    Well compared to the stuff Selena has done the book was sort of dark. I think a role like this will help her transition into a more serious actress though.

  • Pamedflovessel

    CAN’T WAAIT!! Selen is going to be amazing at everything she do!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, but Selena will ruin this roll. This book was so amazing, my favorite book… they should’ve picked a newer actress to play it that fits it a lot better.

    Maybe it will turn out good, but when I found out that Selena was playing the roll… I was freaking out lol.

  • Miley- Demi -David A lover

    im suprised Selena took this role.. its dark.. too dark for some of her fans. anyways it will be interesting to see how she does. I also agree that Demi would have done great with this role but I kinda think she should focus on singing right now. release an album and tour than look at movie roles.

  • Anonymous

    I soooo agree! I think selena is too… innocent for this role. she has to have a dark and depressed and i don’t think selena would capture it as great as demi would.

  • WYLMITE?

    Cool.

  • Anonymous

    You took the post right out of my fingers!!! Good Job!!

  • Anonymous

    sleena will do fine in my opinion that wont taake out gross scenes becuase by the time he movie willbe filming she be wat almost 19 and wizards is closet to being over and the movie monte carlo that is also PG-13 will be out already

  • Anonymous

    You took the post right out of my fingers!!! Good Job!!

  • Anonymous

    LOL why is people talking about Demi here? lol Demi can’t act, that’s why she doesn’t have a movie outside disney hahaha

  • Voice of reason

    @Mace

  • manal

    Can’t Wait!!!! Selena You Rock Girl

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait for this. Selena is perfect for the role.

  • LadyWithTheBigBrownEyes

    is she going to play hannah ??

  • Anonymous

    a

  • _liesyoutold

    I’m actually excited.

  • Anonymous

    i think so too. they need someone who isn’t worried about their reputation to be messed up by this movie, and i think that someone like Kristen Bell or Kristen Stewart.

  • Anonymous

    i think so too. they need someone who isn’t worried about their reputation to be messed up by this movie, and i think that someone like Kristen Bell or Kristen Stewart would be wayyy better!

  • lulu

    read the book, its my alll time favorite.
    honestly, i think selena isnt going to be good with this character. this character is supposed to be a dreadful, depressed girl that hates these 13 people and is a sarcastic bitch. she cant play a role like that. plus theyre going to take the rape scenes and “inappropriate” scenes out because of her reputation/image… idk i think they’re going to completely fail at this movie. they need an actress like dakota fanning to play it. oh and to all you selena fans, dont start replying to me with hatred because most of you probably never even read the book to argue with me.

  • Nono

    I READ the book and yes l do see Selena being good as Hannah, Selena is an actress, in real life she really isnt these things that you list but she can act…. thats the point, she can do it… the rape scenes and the innapropriate scenes will not ruin her reputation they will just show that she is a really good actress because its not something she has seen or experienced in real life. Dakota is a better actress but she obviously doesnt fit the role… do you honestly think they havent considered her? She was probably the one Asher was first asked to consider because if you think of dark teen movies your first thought is DAKOTA FANNING…. (as narrow minded as people are) surely we cant have all dark movies being Dakota Fanning movies now can we??
    PS/ And yes l am a Selena fan… and yes l DID read the book

  • whatever

    if selena’s up for doing the sex scene or at least an implied sex scene and the dancing around in your underwear scene with the peeping tom, cool.
    if not, well. then you ruined the hole fucking book cause those where very important suicide triggers…

  • joejonasloveeeee1099

    OMGG so excited!

  • Anonymous

    isnt the girl blonde in the novel.. i guess they are changing her hair color like they did with a walk to remember (jamie was blonde in the book).

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t expected this
    I imagined Hannah the completely opposite when I first read this book
    but Selena is a great actress so why not
    I’m totaly gonna watch it!!!!

  • Anonymous

    So exciting!! Can’t wait! :)

  • LetsJumpTheSun

    seems great, uhm i can say that i cant wait.

  • Anonymous
  • Voice of reason

    Good for Selena. I’m excited to see what she ends up doing with the character.

  • Anonymous

    I totall agree with you Nono

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree with you Nono

  • Kudzai

    Selena isnt worried about her reputation… she has said so over and over again. she said she isnt trying to be wholesome and she never told anyone that she was so why are you all on Selenas case? The girl is an actress she can act like she is a bitch or sarcastic if she wants and clearly she wants to!! l wont deby it Kristen Stewart would also fit but too bad for her Selena got the role!! And Kristen Bell…really???? How old she she dude????