Selena Gomez in the biopic on Linda Ronstadt: who is this star singer of the 70s?

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This is now confirmed by the main interested party. Selena Gomez revealed what her next film role would be by sharing a photo from Linda Ronstadt’s memoir on her social media. So who is this celebrity that Selena will play?

Selena Gomez in a musical biopic! The singer has been announced in the casting of the feature film about the life and career of Linda Ronstadt. The information was confirmed by “Variety” on January 10, 2024. Selena Gomez, in person, revealed in an Instagram Story, a photo from the memoirs published in 2013 by the 70s star, entitled “Simple Dreams”.

The “Lose You to Love Me” singer will play Linda Ronstadt, the American legend who managed to mix many genres: country, rock and Latin music. The singer released two hit albums in the 70s, “Heart Like a Wheel” and “Simple Dreams.” Throughout her career Linda Ronstadt has won eleven Grammy Awards. She has also been honored by the Recording Academy and the Latin Recording Academy. In 2011, the artist announced her retirement, later revealing that she could no longer sing due to her progressive supranuclear palsy.

Linda Ronstadt and Selena Gomez both have Mexican origins. The two artists look very similar physically.

Renewed success for “Long Long Time” by Linda Ronstadt

Among the star’s best-known hits from the 70s, we find “Don’t Know Much”, “You’re No Good”, and “It’s So Easy”.

More recently, it is the piece “Long Long Long Time” by Linda Ronstadt which has had a second life. The title exploded the charts on streaming platforms thanks to the third episode of the series “The Last of Us” which uses this song. “Long Long Long Time” illustrates, in the HBO show, the love story between the survivalist Bill and Frank, a survivor of the fungal pandemic in the series. A sequence that made many viewers cry.


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