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David O. Russel to direct Linda Ronstadt biopic starring Selena Gomez

Oscar nominated film director David O. Russel is set to direct an upcoming biopic on the life of singer Linda Ronstadt starring singer-songwriter, actress, and teen idol Selena Gomez. This biopic will follow the 2019 documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice”, which captured her incredible, diverse, and long music career that spanned almost five decades. The biopic itself as of now is in pre-production, with Ronstadt’s managers John Boylan and James Keach (who oversaw the documentary Linda and the Mockingbirds), as per Rolling Stone.

Both Selena and Linda are well-renowned and accomplished singers, and both are of half-Mexican decent. Russel on the other hand, is a three-time Best Director nominee at the Academy Awards, as stated by Rolling Stone. News of the biopic came about when Gomez shared a post of Ronstadt’s 2023 memoir on her Instagram.

Ronstadt has experimented with a wide range of genres throughout her career from rock to Latin to even country; she has released 29 albums, and has won 11 Grammy awards. The icon retired after being diagnosed with Parkinsons disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.  

Casting details, a title, and a release date of the biopic have not yet been released; but given the impressive line up of stars behind this film it should be interesting to see.

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