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Selena Gomez is set to play Linda Ronstadt in a movie

Why is the story of Linda Ronstadt worth seeing on big screen and what are common elements with Selena Gomez?

Selena Gomez is going to play the singer Linda Ronstadt , in a biography that we expect to see on our screens, according to information from Rolling Stone and Variety.

The fact was confirmed by the singer herself by republishing the news, both from Variety and from Rolling Stone.

Selena Gomez, for her part, reposted a photo from Ronstadt’s memoir, titled “Simple Dreams”, on her personal Instagram account, thus giving “flesh and bones” to the reports.

Selena Gomez is set to play Linda Ronstadt in a movie
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Why is Linda Ronstadt’s story worth seeing on the big screen?

The interesting thing about Linda Ronstadt’s story is the fact that she stopped her career 14 years ago when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s . 

How one manages an illness is often an interesting story. So if the plot is anything to go by, we guess it will have a script that can move, teach and surprise the audience.

In addition, Ronstadt is a major figure in country, rock and Latin music , with numerous Grammy awards, which is another reason that makes her an interesting heroine of the big screen.

Selena Gomez is set to play Linda Ronstadt in a movie
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Linda Ronstadt was born in 1945 in Tucson, Arizona. She was a child musical prodigy and at the age of 14 created a folk band with her brothers. At 18 she moved to LA and joined the folk band ‘Stone Poneys’.

It didn’t take long, however, for her to start her solo career and achieve success with her dynamic voice, reshaping songs in various genres, such as blues, rock and roll and country.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice | Official Trailer

In the 1970s Linda Ronstadt was in the top 10 of the most commercial singers, her tours were sold out and she sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Selena Gomez is set to play Linda Ronstadt in a movie
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During her career she won 11 Grammys. He also made occasional appearances as an actor, starring in the 1983 film ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ with Kevin Kline and guest starring in the episode ‘Mr. Plow’ by The Simpsons in 1992.

Ronstadt, now 77, has never married, but has had several relationships that could spark interest. Among others, the love life of the singer was linked with the former Governor of California, Jerry Brown, the actor Jim Carrey and the director and screenwriter George Lucas.

Ronstadt’s career ended in 2009 when she decided she was no longer able to perform due to the effects of paralysis.

“I’ve got one more album in me”

Selena Gomez is set to play Linda Ronstadt in a movie
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Just a few days ago, Selena Gomez was in the spotlight for leaving open the possibility of giving up her music career and focusing on acting, which she started at a young age, starring in the series “Barney” from 2002 to 2004, aged 10-12.

Speaking in a recent interview on the ‘SmartLess’ podcast, the singer and actress said of acting and music: ” I feel like I still have one more album in me, but I’d probably choose acting (if I had to choose).” While a little later, when the presenters told her that she doesn’t have to choose and that she can do both at the same time, she replied “You’re right, but I’ll want to relax because I’m tired “.

Selena Gomez is set to play Linda Ronstadt in a movie
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Her comments came shortly before it was announced that she will be playing Linda Ronstadt in her biopic, which appears to be her first full-time acting effort , and that’s another reason to look forward to the film.

Finally, the two women share two important elements of identity, since both Linda Ronstadt and Selena Gomez are originally from Mexico, and both have been involved in acting and music.

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