Selena Gomez Nabs Director Of Oscar's Best Picture 'Spotlight,' Tom McCarthy, To Direct Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why'


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Selena Gomez revealed on Twitter that director Tom McCarthy will direct her new Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.”

McCarthy’s movie “Spotlight” took home the Academy Award for Best Picture.

McCarthy will act as executive producer for the project, as well as direct.

Tweeting the exciting news this weekend, Gomez told her followers that he will “bring the show to life.”

“SO excited! Tom is going to bring this to life in an unbelievable way. Good luck at the Oscars! #SpotlightMovie,” tweeted Gomez.

“Spotlight” took home Oscar gold, winning Best Motion Picture at the Academy Awards.

“Spotlight” Producer Nicole Rocklin stated during her acceptance speech, “We’d like to thank our partners, everyone at open road. Jeff and Jonathan and everyone at participant. E-1 anonymous content. Josh Stinger and Tom McCarthy, your vision is unparalleled. To our cast, if there ever was a perfectly calibrated ensemble, you are it.”

Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey, bought the screen rights to Jay Asher’s YA novel “13 Reasons Why” last year.

Also announced as part of the series was Diana Son as showrunner.

Diana Son (“American Crime”) will serve as executive producer and co-showrunner, according to Deadline.

Deadline reported that Son’s work on “13 Reasons Why” will mark her first time as a showrunner. 

She previously worked on John Ridley’s ABC anthology drama series American Crime, which she joined after the pilot, serving as co-executive producer for two seasons.

The limited run series will be heading to Netflix in the near future.

It follows a boy named Clay through an emotional night when he receives a shoebox of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah after she recently committed suicide.

On the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to 12 peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving 13 reasons explaining why she took her life.



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