Actress and singer Selena Gomez -
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Selena Gomez multiplies the projects.
In addition to being one of the most popular singers of her generation - her latest album,
, has sold more than 500,000 copies - the artist has been pursuing a career in cinema for several years, with the
, where she doubles the voice of the main character, and more recently with Jim Jarmusch's latest film,
The Dead Don't Die
The star will soon be in a new feature film: a biopic adapted from the autobiography of Silvia Vásquez-Lavado.
The climber is the first Peruvian to climb Mount Everest and the first openly gay woman to take on the Seven Summits Challenge, which involves climbing the highest mountains on each continent.
The film, titled
In The Shadow Of The Mountain
, does not yet have a release date, but is slated for winter 2022.
Of all the fights
Silvia Vásquez-Lavado is not only a mountaineering pioneer, she is also a social activist, who notably created the Courageous Girls association to help victims of abuse and sexual trafficking.
The film, directed by Elgin James, will be produced not only by Selena Gomez but also by Scott Budnick and Donna Gigliotti.
“Silvia is a force of nature.
Scott and I are so excited to be working with Elgin and Selena to tell this story of resilience, courage, adventure and humanity.
We are excited to get down to work to bring Silvia's incredible and inspiring story to life on screen, ”said Silvia in a statement relayed by The Hollywood Reporter.
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