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Selena Gomez to star in Linda Ronstadt biopic

Selena Gomez is attached to star as Linda Ronstadt in a biopic about the singer-songwriter.

Gomez is set to play the 11-time Grammy winner in a feature that is in the works from producers James Keach (Walk the Line) and Ronstadt’s manager, John Boylan.

A director and additional castmembers have yet to be announced for the project, nor does a distributor appear to be on board at the moment.

Ronstadt’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts posted a news story about the movie Wednesday and added the message, “It all started with a simple dream.” Ronstadt and Gomez, who are both of Mexican descent, previously met at the former’s home to discuss the project, according to a note on the website for Boylan’s company Great Eastern Music.

Gomez first teased the film Tuesday by sharing a photo of Ronstadt’s 2013 memoir, Simple Dreams, to her Instagram Stories.

Simple Dreams is also the name of Ronstadt’s 1977 album that has been certified triple-platinum.

Keach was behind the 2019 documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.

Ronstadt, 77, is known for her decades-spanning music career that includes 24 studio albums and the No. 1 hit “You’re No Good.” She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014 and was feted with the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement.

She has been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative disease that has led her to retire from singing.

Gomez, herself a two-time Grammy nominee, is known for her success in music as well as acting. She currently stars on the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, and she had her ninth Top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 with her contribution to last year’s remix of the Rema song “Calm Down.”

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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