Very vague details have been shared about The Weeknd‘s movie debut which will show the singer acting with “Wednesday” actress Jenna Ortega. But what do we know about this secret job?
Undoubtedly, The Weeknd is blessed with a melodious voice loved and honored by many. But in 2020, he received a Grammy snub following the release of his album.
In response, the singer slammed the Academy, claiming it was corrupt. It did not end there, since then, he has refused to submit his songs for consideration.
Despite not taking home a Grammy in recent times, his talent remains unmatched. The singer made groundbreaking history on Spotify.
He became the first artist to surpass 100 million monthly listeners on the music app after putting out a song with Ariana Grande, whom he has worked with more than once.
Meanwhile, following such a feat, The Weeknd’s movie debut is in the works. The artist proved that there is no slowing down for him, as he explores his talents.
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye will have his first starring role in a feature film that he wrote and is also producing. The movie also stars Jenna Ortega and Barry Keoghan. https://t.co/wTOSpgf7uf
— Variety (@Variety) February 28, 2023
The Weeknd’s Movie Debut Is an Unnamed Project
The Weeknd’s movie debut is a project involving Jenna Ortega who appeared in “Wednesday.” They will be joined by Barry Keoghan from “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
This has been under work for many weeks. The Weeknd decided to hop on it as the scripts piqued his interest.
While The Weeknd and Jenna Ortega will be acting, they will also be showing off their producer chops. The former will produce with Kevin Turen and Harrison Kreiss.
On the other hand, the 20-year-old actress will serve as an executive producer. Fans will recall that before The Weeknd’s movie debut, he worked on the upcoming HBO miniseries titled “The Idol.” Joining him on it was Reza Fahim.
The singer also enlisted the help of the seasoned writer, Sam Levinson, who scripted “Euphoria.” The cast includes Lily-RoseDepp.