Selena Gomez playing Linda Ronstadt in new biopic 

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The filmmaker David O. Russell has been chosen to direct the upcoming film in which the star Selena Gomez will be giving life to Linda Ronstadt according to Variety.

David O. Russell is a famous Oscar-nominated American film director, screenwriter and producer of movies such as Amsterdam, Joy, and American Hustle. 

Until today, no other cast has been announced.

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Linda Ronstadt did not only sing rock and country, but she also made Regional Mexican music, she even launched two albums in Spanish. Since her childhood, Mexican music, culture, and traditions were instilled in her by her father. Ronstadt is a Latin music legend, she made two albums in the 1970s “Heart Like a Wheel” and “Simple Dreams” which she became known for. Her variety in genres demonstrated her versatility as a singer. In the course of her professional journey, she has earned 11 Grammy Awards, and both the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy bestowed upon her Lifetime Achievement Awards in recognition of her outstanding contributions.

Selena Gomez has also been recognized for her versatility in different roles she has had along her journey. As a child, she was an actor in the Barney series, and she became known for her acting in the Disney series “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She has also made songs in her career such as “We Don’t Talk Anymore” featuring Charlie Puth which has over 1.7 billion Spotify streams. She has also made Latin songs such as “Taki Taki” with Ozuna, Cardi B, and DJ Snake which has over 1.5 billion Spotify streams. 

In 2019, there was a documentary series “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” which was directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and chronicled the artist’s nearly five-decade career and domination of the country-rock genre. The documentary was “a musical biography of one of the most successful female singers – and one of the most successful recording artists – of all time. Featuring Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and more.” In 2011, Ronstadt declared her retirement, disclosing later that she can no longer sing because of progressive supranuclear palsy, initially misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s. 

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