Selena Gomez Stars in a Book Near You

 

Selena Gomez, Disney star of Wizards of Waverly Place and Beezus from Ramona and Beezus, the movie, has optioned the film rights for The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.  Gomez is taking her career into her own hands, creating a production company. 

She is also slated to star in Universal’s Thirteen Reasons Why, based on the book by Jay Asher.

While I worry about a Disney-fication of these books, I am also very intrigued by this trend of riding popular teen fiction to stardom.  I suppose we will have to wait and see if a darker, more mature Gomez results.