Selena Gomez (31) has been given the lead role in the film based on the life of country legend Linda Ronstadt (77).
This has been reported by a number of US media outlets – and by Linda Ronstadt herself, who shares faxes from the news headlines on Instastory.
Film producer James Kitsch (best known for the Oscar-winning “Walk the Line”) is behind the project, along with Ronstadt's director John Boylan.
It has not been determined who will direct. Other roles have not been filled either.
Both Ronstadt and Gomez are of Mexican descent. While Ronstadt boasts 11 Grammy Awards, Gomez has been nominated for the prestigious music award twice.
But Gomez isn't just a singer, she's also an actress — and in the movie about the country icon's life, she gets to use both.
Hollywood Reporter He writes that the two stars had meetings at Ronstadt's house.
It has been suggested that the film may be titled Simple Dreams, the name of Ronstadt's hit 1977 album, as well as a 2013 autobiography.
Ronstadt has sold more than 100 million albums and is known for classics such as “You're No Good,” “Blue Bayou,” “Tracks of My Tears” and “When Will I Love.”
But now she doesn't even sing in the shower, as she explained in 2019, in connection with the TV documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.”
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This led to her losing her singing voice. Ronstadt has not performed live since 2009.
– Instead of singing, I ended up screaming. And I didn't want people to pay for it. I heard it myself. “Then it wasn't fun anymore,” she stated in the TV documentary.
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