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Selena Gomez to Play Linda Ronstadt in New Biopic



Linda Ronstadt and Selena Gomez
Variety has revealed that Selena Gomez would portray Linda Ronstadt in an upcoming biopic.Tuesday night, the pop singer and star of “Only Murders in the Building” hinted to the part by sharing a photo of Ronstadt’s 2013 autobiography “Simple Dreams” on her Instagram story.

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With producers including Ronstadt’s manager, John Boylan, and James Keach, who produced the 2019 documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” the music biopic is presently in pre-production.There are no further casting announcements.

Legendary in the fields of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and Latin music, Ronstadt’s albums “Heart Like a Wheel” and “Simple Dreams” from the 1970s achieved both critical and commercial acclaim, demonstrating her flexibility in a variety of musical genres.

Eleven Grammy Awards have been hers during her career, and she has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Latin Recording Academy and the Recording Academy.Gomez and Ronstadt are both of Mexican heritage.

The latter, who co-stars and executive produces the Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building” with Steve Martin and Martin Short, has received two Golden Globe nominations for her work.

Gomez rose to fame as an actor in Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” and became well-known for her songs “Love You Like a Love Song” and “Lose You to Love Me.”Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman filmed Ronstadt’s 2019 documentary, which followed the singer-songwriter throughout her nearly five-decade career and ascent to the top of the country-rock genre.

Ronstadt declared her retirement in 2011, only to subsequently disclose that her worsening supranuclear palsy—first misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease—was the reason she can no longer sing.




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