Selena Gomez Cast To Play Linda Ronstadt In Upcoming Biopic

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It has officially been confirmed that actress and singer Selena Gomez has been cast to portray the iconic Linda Ronstadt in an upcoming biopic.

The film, currently in pre-production, Rolling Stones reports, will supposedly draw inspiration from Ronstadt’s memoir, “Simple Dreams,” offering a glimpse into the extraordinary life of the legendary singer.

What We Know So Far

Renowned producers, including John Boylan, who served as Ronstadt’s manger, and James Keach, the creative force behind the 2019 documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” will be spearheading the upcoming biopic.

Linda Ronstadt, a trailblazer in country, rock, and latin music, solidified her place in music history with albums such as Heart Like a Wheel and Simple Dreams during the 1970s.

About Linda Ronstadt

The legendary singer has reached incredible heights throughout her career, including 11 Grammy Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy, Variety reports. In 2011, she declared her retirement and soon disclosed that her inability to sing stemmed from a degenerative condition initially thought to be Parkinson’s disease. However, it was later identified as progressive supranuclear palsy.

While no other casting details for the project have been unveiled, the involvement of industry professionals who have had close ties with Ronstadt ensures a cinematic tribute that honors the legacy she has made.

Selena Gomez’s Acting History

Selena Gomez initially rose to fame through her role in the widely acclaimed Disney channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place. Over the years, she has seamlessly transitioned from her Disney roots, establishing herself as an actress in the entertainment industry. One of Gomez’s recent standout performances is in the Hulu mystery-comedy series, Only Murderers in the Building, where she plays the character Mabel. This role has earned her widespread acclaim from critics, leading her to receive nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

Listen to Linda Ronstadt’s legendary album Simple Dreams below:


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