Selena Gomez To Play A Climbing Pioneer For In The Shadow Of The Mountain

By James White | Posted 11 Nov 2020

Movies:

  • Dolittle

Actors:

  • selena gomez
  • Elgin James
Most of Selena Gomez ' 2020 output has been music, films she helped produce or her voice role in Dolittle . But she's now attached to a new project that will see her playing pioneering Peruvian mountaineer and social entrepreneur Silvia Vásquez-Lavado in In The Shadow Of The Mountain. She may not be a household name on these shores, but Vásquez-Lavado has certainly lived a memorable life so far. For a start, she's the first LGBTQ woman to complete the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, including Mount Everest. She is also the founder of Courageous Girls, a nonprofit that helps survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking, and has organized excursions for abuse survivors to the Mount Everest base camp.

"John Wick: Chapter 2." Keanu Reeves performed about 95 percent of the fight scenes himself. To prepare for the role, Keanu trained for three months. His training consisted of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, marksmanship, and driving.

Gomez is also producing the film, which has Little Birds' Elgin James adapting Vásquez-Lavado's memoir, due for publication in 2022, and directing the eventual film. Buy Dolittle on Blu-ray at Amazon
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