Selena Gomez to Star as Linda Ronstadt in Upcoming Biopic

Selena Gomez is confirmed to play Linda Ronstadt in an upcoming biopic produced by James Keach, as announced by Great Eastern Music. The two recently discussed the project with Gomez expressing her excitement on social media.

 

 

Selena Gomez to Star as Linda Ronstadt in Upcoming Biopic

 

Selena Gomez is set to star as Linda Ronstadt in an upcoming biopic as confirmed by Great Eastern Music a music publisher founded by John Boylan, Ronstadt’s manager. The long-anticipated biopic is now in development with Selena Gomez attached to play Linda. The announcement was made on the website’s “Projects” page revealing that Gomez and Ronstadt recently spent time together discussing the project.

The film yet to be titled will be produced by James Keach known for producing the Oscar-winning Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line” and the Grammy-winning Ronstadt documentary “The Sound of My Voice” in collaboration with John Boylan. Selena Gomez seemingly confirmed the news on her Instagram account sharing reports from Variety and Rolling Stone about her portrayal of Ronstadt. She also shared one of these reports on her verified Facebook page, expressing that it all started with a simple dream.

Speculation about Gomez’s new role began when she posted a photo of Linda Ronstadt’s book, “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir” on her Instagram Stories. Shortly afterward the Only Murders in the Building star announced a social media break to focus on what truly matters.

Gomez’s resemblance to the 11-time Grammy winner is highlighted, with the singer herself acknowledging the comparisons in a 2015 appearance on On Air With Ryan Seacrest. She mentioned that people used to tell her she looked like Ronstadt, leading her to start listening to her music.

Linda Ronstadt retired in 2011 due to a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis later revealing she has a brain disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy. Despite her health challenges Ronstadt’s illustrious career earned her inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 and a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2016. She achieved 10 top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits during her career including the chart-topping “You’re No Good” in February 1975, and other top-five hits like “Don’t Know Much” “Somewhere Out There” “When Will I Be Loved” “Blue Bayou” “It’s So Easy” and “Heat Wave/Love Is a Rose.”

 

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