Jenna Ortega, Barry Keoghan, & The Weeknd To Star In Trey Edward Shults’ Untitled Film
Greats like Whitney Houston, Will Smith, and Lady Gaga have found ways to successfully make the transition from the music scene to the big screen. Now, with a new role in HBO’s The Idol, The Weeknd looks to follow that trend. As first reported by Deadline, The Weeknd will make his feature film debut alongside Jenna Ortega, and Barry Keoghan in a new film in the early stages of development.
Per the initial report, Trey Edward Shults (It Comes at Night) will direct from a script he co-wrote with The Weekend, real name Abel Tesfaye. The duo has reportedly been developing the film for months and offered it to Ortega and Keoghan directly.
Jenna Ortega will serve as an executive producer for the film alongside Tesfaye and Shults’ producing partner Reza Fahim. The film recently began production with the plot details being kept as a closely guarded secret.
Jenna Ortega is one of the most highly sought-after actors in the world today. Following dynamite performances in 2022 horror films Scream and X, Ortega gained worldwide popularity for her portrayal of Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s Wednesday. Up next, Ortega will star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in the upcoming crime thriller Finestkind. Meanwhile, Barry Keoghan is currently an Oscar nominee for his heartbreaking role in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. The actor also touts roles in the Marvel and DC universes thanks to turns in The Eternals and The Batman. Up next. the actor joins Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, and Richard E. Grant in Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn.
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