Selena Gomez Boards Steve Martin’s Hulu Comedy
Some seven months after the series was originally announced, Hulu’s upcoming comedy spoof Only Murders in the Building from Steve Martin (Planes, Trains and Automobiles), the cast has begun coming together as Selena Gomez (The Dead Don’t Die) has signed on, according to The Wrap.
Penned by Martin and Grace and Frankie alum John Hoffman, the series centers on three true-crime obsessed strangers who suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a real-life mystery and must solve the case. In addition to starring, Gomez has signed on to executive produce the project alongside Martin, frequent collaborator Martin Short (The Willoughbys), This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.
It’s been nearly a decade since the 28-year-old musician/actress led a small screen project, previously being the main star on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place and reprising the role in various crossovers on the network’s other hit series, while subsequently making guest appearances on everything from Saturday Night Live to Inside Amy Schumer as herself. Following the conclusion of Waverly Place, she began to take on a bigger interest in the film world, starring in Spring Breakers, the Hotel Transylvania franchise, The Dead Don’t Die and most recently the Robert Downey Jr.-led flop Dolittle.
Other TV projects Gomez is attached to include executive producing Netflix’s series adaptation of 13 Reasons Why, which recently debuted its fourth and final season, and the HBO cooking series Selena + Chef, which is set to premiere next Thursday on the streaming platform. She is also attached as executive producer on the forthcoming romantic comedy The Broken Hearts Gallery at Sony, which is currently awaiting a new release date after being pulled from the calendar amidst the global pandemic.
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