Selena Gomez is set to play singer Linda Ronstadt in a forthcoming biopic, Variety and Rolling Stone report. Ronstadt confirmed the news by sharing both reports on Facebook. Ronstadt’s manager, John Boylan, is slated to produce alongside James Keach, who produced the 2019 documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice and directed 2020’s Linda and the Mockingbirds. The biopic is currently in pre-production.
Gomez, like Ronstadt, is an American singer of Mexican descent. She’s gained acclaimed as an actress, too, particularly for her role in the Hulu show Only Murders in the Building, earning today a nomination at the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Ronstadt retired from performing over a decade ago after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. In 2014, she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist by the Eagles’ Glenn Frey.