The new special, a sequel to the “Wizards of Waverly Place-The Movie,” will feature Gomez in the role that made her famous as a Disney teen queen.
The movie was filmed last fall while the hit Disney Channel series “The Wizards of Waverly Place” was still filming. It’s the last Wizards project, barring Disney’s plans to for yet another sequel. Ironically, Gomez agreed to star in “Spring Breakers” to get away from her squeaky clean Disney image.
While it makes no marketing sense, opening them on the same day will be an interesting test of where Selena’s fan loyalties lie. Obviously, VCR recorders will be working overtime.
In the new Wizards special, Selena returns as Alex and joins her family on a trip to Tuscany, Italy to visit long-lost relatives. Alex decides to split herself in half, between good-Alex and bad-Alex, to help her deal with constant criticism from family members.
She puts bad-Alex in a mirror to contain her, but the mirror breaks and bad-Alex escapes. She causes all kinds of mischief, including a plan to take over the world. Only good-Alex can stop her, but she must battle herself to do so, according to the film summary.
“I did a whole martial-arts fight sequence with myself,” Selena says. “I spent a day in between takes learning how to fight myself, so having to learn one choreography to the other side.
“That took us a long time to shoot, so I’m really happy with it. I think it’ll look really cool,” she added.
In the Harmony Korine film, Selena plays a real bad girl. She joins her college roommates, played by Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine, in a robbery to fund a spring break vacation in Florida.
Once there, they fall into a dark world of drugs and violence after hooking up with Alien (James Franco), a part-time rapper and drug dealer.
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