Gomez acted as executive produced on the feel-good movie, which is Henrie’s directorial debut.
Fans flocked to Twitter to compliment Gomez’s cream coloured lace-dress, which she wore for the film’s pre-show party.
— candice 🍦 (@beatleswift) August 29, 2020
Selena with David Henrie at the #ThisIsTheYear Premiere 💕
— Selena Gomez HQ 🍦 (@SelenaHQ2) August 29, 2020
Judging by online reaction, the movie has already been a big hit with viewers:
— Cecily Vargas (@vargas_cecily) August 29, 2020
— Bjorn van Overveld (@bvo_n) August 29, 2020
— Ash 💜ᴹ (@ashley_custer94) August 29, 2020
Henrie previously took to Instagram to reveal that he had been spending time hanging out with former co-star Gomez.
In the comments, many fans speculated that “Wizards of Waverley Place” could possibly be getting a reboot.
“OMGSH a reunion?!,” wrote one.
“Omgg!!! Do you know how long we’ve been waiting for a reunion,” added a second.
“My childhood !! Nobody touch me,” said a third.
However, it was later revealed that the pair actually teamed up to promote “This Is The Year”.
The duo announced the virtual premiere in a video on YouTube.
“David and I are so excited to announce the first ever live virtual film premiere for our new movie ‘This is the Year’ which premieres August 28, and I know will give you all the feels,” said Gomez.
She added: “With all the craziness going on in the world, a feel good movie is just what we need.”
The official logline for the movie states, “In a last ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams, a nerdy high school senior (Lorenzo Henrie) and his best friends embark on a road trip to see their favourite band at the biggest music festival of the year. On their journey, they realize that elaborate plans never go off without a hitch, and that you can find true love in the most unexpected places.”