Exclusive: According to the directors of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, Selena Gomez has a much bigger role in the franchise’s latest installment.
According to the directors of the film, Selena Gomez has a bigger role in Hotel Transylvania 4, on-screen and off-screen. As one of the most famous multitalented stars alive today, Gomez initially made her debut in the children’s series. Barney and his friends before becoming famous on the Disney Channel the Wizards of Waverly Place. Along with his TV career, Gomez starred in the steamy A24 movie spring breakers, By Woody Allen A rainy day in New York, and lends his voice to Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania franchise. Gomez also gained notoriety as the producer of the Netflix series. 13 reasons why.
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Gomez’s next feature film project will be Hotel Transylvania 4, officially titled Transformania. Gomez voiced Mavis in all three Hotel Transylvania films since 2012, although this is the first that she is also executive producing. The 2018 episode of the franchise, subtitled Summer holidays, was arguably the most popular of the series, and a fourth installment was announced in 2019. However, series creator Todd Durham and director Genndy Tartakovsky have left their original roles. Instead, Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska will direct the franchise’s next final episode.
In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Hotel Transylvania 4 Directors Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska spoke about Selena Gomez’s importance to the project. Gomez plays a bigger role for this film as a producer, but her character Mavis will also be in the spotlight. Here’s what Kluska had to say about playing Gomez on and off screen:
Mavis really has a much bigger role in this movie, so early on we shared some drafts with Selena as well as some early artwork and board pitches. We were really aware of the fact that, even more than what’s in the trailer, Mavis really becomes the character that drives the solution. She ends up with information the other characters don’t have in Act 2 and Act 3 to bring her husband and father back to who they should be. And Selena really agreed to take Mavis to the next level and see how long this character could go in this movie, which was awesome.
Although much of the Hotel Transylvania the cast of the previous film will return alongside Gomez for the final episode, Adam Sandler being a notable exception. It’s unclear why he retired, but voice actor Brian Hull will replace Sandler. However, Hotel Transylvania 4 still has a starry voice cast that includes Kathryn Hahn, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, David Spade, Molly Shannon and Jim Gaffigan.
Gomez’s first credit as a producer came in 2013 on a the Wizards of Waverly Place Telefilm and has since shown that she is a capable producer on 13 reasons why and his HBO Max series, Selena + Chef. Now, directors are looking for his input when developing a major franchise film. Like a lot of tent poles lately, Hotel Transylvania 4The company’s release date has been pushed back several times and is set to hit theaters on July 23.
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