The Weeknd to Star In and Produce His First Function Movie

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Abel Tesfaye, recognized onstage as The Weeknd, is securing his position as a multi-hyphenate in Hollywood along with his first starring position in a function movie. On Feb. 28, the “Save Your Tears” singer’s rep confirmed to that he’ll make his film debut as a lead actor, producer, author, and director in an upcoming movie. The untitled manufacturing may even star “Wednesday”‘s Jenna Ortega and “The Banshees of Inisherin”‘s Barry Keoghan.

In accordance with the press launch, the undertaking may even be produced and co-written by Tesfaye’s producing accomplice Reza Fahim. Extra producers embody “The Idol”‘s Kevin Turen and “Euphoria”‘s Harrison Kreiss. The crew contains critically acclaimed director of images Chayse Irvin, Trey Edward Shults as a author and director, and composer and producer Daniel Lopatin, higher referred to as OPN. Beforehand, OPN labored on the scores for “Good Time” and “Uncut Gems,” which The Weeknd cameoed in as himself. Particulars in regards to the movie’s plot, style, and solid are at present beneath wraps.

Information of the upcoming film comes forward of the sequence premiere of The Weeknd’s HBO present “The Idol.” The mysterious cult drama will star The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp, Dan Levy, and Blackpink’s Jennie Kim as members in a cult who’re in a posh relationship with a rising pop star. Between “The Idol” and his unnamed film, put together to have The Weeknd’s face throughout your screens.

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