Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have purchased the film rights to the young-adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why, and plan to develop it as a starring vehicle for Selena Gomez. And then probably get sued when some depressed kid copies this film/novel's insane, beyond-the-grave guilt-tripping premise:
Clay Jensen, somewhat shy, California high school student, returns home from school one day to find a box sitting on his doorstep. Upon opening it, he discovers that it is a shoebox containing seven cassette tapes recorded by the late Hannah Baker, his classmate and emotional crush who recently committed suicide. The tapes were initially mailed to one classmate with instructions to pass them from one student to another, in the style of a chain letter. On the tapes, Hannah explains to thirteen people how they played a role in her death, by giving thirteen reasons to explain why she took her life.
Well, now that we know Gomez will be portraying Hannah Baker, I guess we know what at least one or two of the reasons will be...