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The Weeknd to star in movie that he has co-written

By | Published on Wednesday 1 March 2023

The Weeknd

The Weeknd is set to star in an as-yet-untitled feature film, which he also co-wrote and is co-producing. The film also stars Jenna Ortega of ‘Wednesday’ fame and Barry Keoghan, who recently appeared in ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’.

Co-written by Reza Fahim, Trey Edward Shults, Kevin Turen and Harrison Kreiss, details of the film are currently being kept under wraps. We know that Fahim is co-producing alongside The Weeknd, Shults will direct, and the movie is set to shoot in LA.

Real name Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd revealed to Rolling Stone in 2020 that he was working on a screenplay, saying: “I can’t talk about it too much yet. I really want it to be official”.

He added that expanding out the themes of his music into film was something he was very keen to do, explaining: “I’m trying to find a perfect balance with the film and the music, and so far it’s going really well. I think I might have cracked the code”.

Tesfaye has acting experience, of course, having appeared in 2019 Adam Sandler film ‘Uncut Gems’. He is also set to star in upcoming HBO series ‘The Idol’.