Selena Gomez announced the virtual premiere of her upcoming reunion with former Wizards of Waverly Place co-star David Henrie, for his directorial feature debut, This is the Year, in a video teaser on Monday (Aug. 10). The pair, who appeared on the Disney Channel series together, are inviting fans to the online premiere, which is slated for Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
“With all the craziness going on on the world, a feel-good movie is just what we need. Most premieres are only for a very small, select group of people, but not this one,” Gomez said in a video announcement that featured glimpses of the movie. “We want all of you to watch it with us.” The digital premiere will be hosted by TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio and feature a Q&A with Henrie, Gomez, and the rest of the cast (Lorenzo James Henrie, Vanessa Marano, Gregg Sulkin, Jeff Garlin), as well as a performance by lovelytheband.
“Couldn’t be more humbled to bring you a feel good movie that @selenagomez executive produced and I directed called @thisistheyearfilm !,” tweeted Henrie. “We’re doing a LIVE, one-time only virtual premier event benefitting the @plus1org Covid-19 relief fund.” The film, co-written by Henrie, tells the story of a high school senior who tries one last time to win over his dream girl with a road trip to see their favorite band at a music festival.
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Watch the teaser below.