The Starboy is coming to the silver display screen! The Weeknd will probably be starring in his first characteristic movie, his rep advised Billboard Tuesday (Feb. 28).
The “Die For You” hitmaker (actual identify Abel Tesfaye) is not going to solely star but additionally write and produce the as-yet-to-be-named movie, which is being helmed by critically acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults (Waves, It Comes At Evening), who can also be co-writing and govt producing. Golden Globes-nominated Wednesday actress Jenna Ortega will co-star alongside The Weeknd and is credited because the movie’s govt producer. The Banshees of Inisherin actor and Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan can even be within the solid.
The movie is at the moment capturing in Los Angeles.
The Weeknd’s producing associate Reza Fahim — who co-created the celebrity’s upcoming HBO collection The Idol — Kevin Turen and Harrison Kreiss are additionally credited because the movie’s producers. Fahim can also be one of many co-writers. Director of images Chayse Irvin (Blonde, BlacKkKlansman) can also be becoming a member of the manufacturing.
The chart-topping celebrity tapped his frequent collaborator, producer Oneohtrix Level By no means, to attain the movie with him, only one 12 months after he co-executive produced his newest album Daybreak FM. OPN additionally beforehand scored the 2019 movie Uncut Gems, which The Weeknd additionally starred in.
The Weeknd is represented by CAA, supervisor Wassim “Sal” Slaiby and Amir “Money” Esmailian and legal professional Kenny Meiselas of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. Shults is represented by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Ortega is represented by CAA, Gilbertson Leisure and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Keoghan is represented by WME, Leisure 360, B-Aspect Administration and Sloane, Supply, Weber & Dern.