The Weeknd & Jenna Ortega To Star in Upcoming Netflix Film


| LAST UPDATE 03/02/2023

By Bernadette Forster
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Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, the unstoppable powerhouse of music that has gained a loyal fanbase all over the world, is expanding his talents into cinemas. He will be making his debut in an upcoming feature film project for which he co-wrote and produced - little unknown about it as yet other than its remarkable director Trey Edward Shults who gave us Waves and It Comes at Night, to name but two extraordinary pieces of cinema. Here's what we know so far.

Kicking off this star-studded endeavor, audiences can look forward to performances from Jenna Ortega and Barry Keoghan. From her roles in Wednesday and Scream VI, it's no wonder that Ortega was hand selected for the project, while Keoghan is an ideal pick thanks to his lead parts in The Banshees of Inisherin and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. With such amazing talent onboard, movie lovers should prepare themselves for an extraordinary entertainment experience! Trey Edward Shults, Reza Fahim, and Kevin Turne will collaborate as executive producers on the upcoming film, with Harrison Kreiss helming production. Chayse Irvin has been chosen to curate a captivating visual narrative while The Weeknd teams up with OPN (Daniel Lopatin) - renowned for his soundscapes in Good Time and Uncut Gems - to craft an engrossing soundtrack for this highly-anticipated collaborative project.

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Tesfaye's career has been skyrocketing to new heights with his involvement in the exciting project, paired with a much-anticipated co-starring spot on HBO's series The Idol. This project not only showcases the breadth of his talent as an actor but also provides evidence that he and Sam Levinson, alongside Fahim and co-star Lily-Rose Depp, have created something truly noteworthy.

In addition to the new film starring The Weeknd, Netflix recently revealed their latest project – a brand new Pokémon Concierge stop-motion animation that is sure to entice fans of the beloved franchise. This addition serves as an exciting milestone for both viewers and streaming platforms alike, brimming with ample opportunities for entertainment across multiple genres. With this remarkable show joining its roster of unique content, Netflix continues paving a path toward endless possibilities in viewing experiences like never before!

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