Selena Gomez Set To Star In Linda Ronstadt Biopic

Selena Gomez will star in a Linda Ronstadt biopic, an upcoming project which she previously discussed with the first rock lady herself at her home.

Actress and singer Selena Gomez hinted on a project on her Instagram stories, one that will surely become a hit. She is set to star in singer Linda Ronstadt’s upcoming biopic. Several media outlets, like The Hollywood Reporter, said that Gomez teased the “first rock lady’s2013 memoir, titled Simple Dreams, on Instagram account. 

The Only Murders In The Building star and Ronstadt are both of Mexican descent. They met previously in the latter’s house to further discuss the project.

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“Started with a simple dream”

The “Long, Long Time” singer told a captivating story in her memoir, which traced her roots in Tucson, Arizona. Simon and Schuster’s summary of her book said the star rose to stardom in the “Southern California music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s.”

Ronstadt became part of a musical family and filled her childhood with different genres of music. Her career included diverse musical styles which ultimately led to well-deserved recognition.

The “Simple Dreams” memoir, set to turn into Linda Ronstadt’s upcoming biopic
The “Simple Dreams” memoir, set to turn into a Linda Ronstadt biopic/Photo from Simon and Schuster’s website

The Mexican-American singer is an 11-time Grammy winner, according to the Grammy Awards’ website.

Ronstadt confirmed the biopic speculations when she shared the news from Variety. She reshared the article with the words, “It all started with a simple dream.”

A “rare woman” in men’s territory

The Guardian reported that the film will tackle an “overdue pop cultural story.” It went on saying Ronstadt became one of the biggest stars in the United States especially from the ‘70s and ‘80s. 

The singer became a “rare woman” who conquered a male-dominated rock scene, too. The Guardian mentioned Ronstadt had to assert herself for a place in “an often sexist music industry.” 

Linda Ronstadt, the “first lady of rock”
Linda Ronstadt, the “first lady of rock”/Photo via Instagram @lindaronstadtmusic

The singer-actress and Gomez spent time getting to know each other for the biopic according to Great Eastern Music. Ronstadt’s manager, John Boylan, is one of the producers cited in the website.

USA Today reported that Boylan and director James Keach will produce Ronstadt’s upcoming biopic. Keach directed Linda and the Mockingbirds in 2022 and a 2019 documentary about the singer, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. The Guardian added that the biopic is currently in pre-production.

Selena Gomez will star in Linda Ronstadt’s upcoming biopic
Selena Gomez will star in a Linda Ronstadt biopic/Photo via Instagram @selenagomez

Retired from singing

Ronstadt’s career encompassed 24 studio albums and one of her number 1 hits, “You’re No Good” as per The Hollywood Reporter. She made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement.

She retired from singing due to a disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, a type of brain disorder, but her legacy lives on. 

Banner photo via Instagram @selenagomez.

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