Selena Gomez’s new film “In Dubious Battle” officially opened in theaters on Friday and James Franco is calling her the film’s “secret weapon.” The actor directed the 1930s-era film and sat down with Entertainment Tonight to praise the pop star’s talent. “I think Selena is incredibly talented and I don’t know what people think, but it seems to me she hasn’t done tons of movies like this,” he says.
Even with a 23% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 43 on Metacritic, James seems to think Selena brought a little something extra to the table. “I felt like I had a secret weapon, that I knew she was a great actress, that people wouldn’t be expecting her in this and that I could put her in this and she would nail it,” he brags about Selena’s talent.
James, as well as the rest of the film’s cast, hit the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere on Wednesday night, but Selena was a no-show.
“In Dubious Battle” is in theaters now.
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