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David O. Russell to Direct the Linda Ronstadt Biopic Starring Selena Gomez — GeekTyrant

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Five-time Oscar nominated screenwriter and Director David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Amsterdam) has signed on to helm the biopic about singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt. We Recent ReportsThe following are some examples of how to use Only Murders In The BuildingTwo-time Emmy nominee and star Selena GomezWill take on the leading position.

The music biopic is currently in pre-production, with producers including James Keach, who produced the 2019 documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” and Ronstadt’s manager, John Boylan.

Gomez teased her involvement in the biopic earlier this week by posting a picture of Ronstadt’s 2013 memoir “Simple Dreams” on her Instagram story. No other casting announcements have been made.

Ronstadt is a country, rock ‘n’ roll and Latin music legend known for her 1970s albums “Heart Like a Wheel” and “Simple Dreams.” Throughout her career she has released 29 studio albums, won 11 Grammys, and was honored by both the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy with Lifetime Achievement Awards. In 2014, Ronstadt entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Ronstadt’s 2019 doc, directed by Rob Epstein (“The Times of Harvey Milk”) and Jeffrey Friedman (“The Celluloid Closet”), chronicles the artist’s nearly five-decade career. In 2011, Ronstadt retired, but later revealed she could no longer sing due to progressive supranuclear Palsy.

Russell has a reputation for being a “difficult” director, but he also makes some of my very favorite movies, so this will probably turn out great.

via: Variety

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