Everything to Know About Selena Gomez’s Movie ‘Emilia Perez’: Cast, Trailer and More

Everything to Know About Selena Gomez’s Movie ‘Emilia Perez’
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Selena Gomez is adding another movie to her resume with Emilia Perez.

The musical crime film centers around lawyer Rita (Zoe Saldaña) who receives an offer to help cartel boss Juan Del Monte, a.k.a Manitas, retire from the business and disappear — and also become a woman, per IMBd.

Following gender reassignment surgery, titular character Emilia Perez (Karla Sofía Gascón) reaches out to Rita again — this time for help reuniting with her wife (Gomez).

Directed by Jacques Audiard, Emilia Perez received a nine-minute standing ovation at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival in May. Amid the applause, Gomez was seen wiping away tears from her face. The film also took home several awards from the festival, including the Jury Prize, Best Actress and Soundtrack Award.

Keep scrolling for everything to know about Emilia Perez:

Everything to Know About Selena Gomez’s Movie ‘Emilia Perez’

Who’s Starring in ‘Emilia Perez’?

The film features a star-studded cast including Gomez, Saldaña, Gascón, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Ivanir, Adriana Paz, James Gerard, Eric Geynes and Tulika Srivastava.

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Is There a Trailer for ‘Emilia Perez’?

A trailer for Emilia Perez was released in June, which begins with Rita being kidnapped by Manitas’ team. As the clip continues, Rita and Manitas cross paths again and Emilia says, “Manitas is dead. I am Emilia Perez.”

The video also shows snippets of the musical numbers featured throughout the film.

Everything to Know About Selena Gomez’s Movie ‘Emilia Perez’

When Does ‘Emilia Perez’ Premiere?

The film is set to debut in French theaters on August 21. There has yet to be a U.S. theatrical or streaming release date announced.

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What Has Selena Gomez Said About ‘Emilia Perez’?

Following the movie’s Cannes debut, Gomez opened up about the nerves she was feeling. “I was very nervous because this is a project that is unlike anything I’ve ever done before,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in May. “Even though I have such a small part, it’s such a big and special project that I feel so lucky that I was able to be a part of it.”

Gomez also recalled the audition process, where she said she “acted insane.” She told the outlet, “[Audiard] wanted me to perform one of the numbers and I just surrendered and completely gave myself. I was, like, ‘Well, at least I could walk away and say that I did my best.’ When he asked me to be a part of it, I was so nervous but also so excited.”