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Selena Gomez to Play Linda Ronstadt in Upcoming Biopic – Deadline

Selena Gomez to Play Linda Ronstadt in Upcoming Biopic – Deadline

Selena Gomez will play Linda Ronstadt in an upcoming biopic based on the famous singer's 2013 memoir. Simple dreams.

the Murders only in the building The star and executive producer gave credence to months-old internet rumors about the project today by posting a photo of the memoir as an Instagram Story. Deadline's sister magazine Rolling Stone later confirmed the casting.

The film is in pre-production, with James Keach and Ronstadt's longtime director John Boylan involved. An additional date and release date have not been announced.

Unconfirmed report of Gomez's involvement in the biopic It appeared last Julybut today's IG story moved the possibility to the point of certainty.

Kitsch directed the 2020 film Linda and the Mockingbirda documentary chronicling a road trip by Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, and a group of young musicians to the Mexican city of Panameche in the state of Sonora, the birthplace of Ronstadt's grandfather.

Both Gomez, who has had a successful music career as well as acting, and Ronstadt are of Mexican descent, and Ronstadt wrote extensively about her heritage in a 2013 memoir. The singer returned to the subject in a 2022 book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands

Although she retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease — the diagnosis was revised seven years later to progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative disease similar to Parkinson's that left Ronstadt unable to sing — Ronstadt and her music have returned to the spotlight in recent months. Last year, her 1970 recording of “Long Long Time” was featured prominently on an episode of “Long Long Time.” The last of usAnd trailers for Ryan Murphy's upcoming FX series Feud: Cabot vs. Swans Make great use of Ronstadt's 1974 hit “You're No Good.”

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Documentary film 2019 Linda Ronstadt: Voice of My Voice, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, provided an in-depth retrospective of her life and career, featuring on-screen appearances and interviews with Ronstadt and many of her friends and fellow musicians, including Brown, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris, and Don Henley. And Kevin Kline, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt and J.D. Souther.

If even a fraction of the many rockers and celebrities who crossed paths with Ronstadt over the years make it onto the resume as characters, Hollywood will be very busy in the coming months with actors vying for plum roles.