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David O. Russell to Direct Linda Ronstadt Biopic

Amsterdam and Silver Lining Playbooks director David O. Russell will helm the upcoming Linda Ronstadt biopic, it has been revealed.

Per a report from Selection, O. Russell has been confirmed to direct the upcoming movie based mostly on the long-lasting Latin musician’s life and profession. Selection additionally studies that the movie is at the moment in pre-production, and its identify has but to be introduced on the time of publishing.

David O. Russell’s involvement within the movie comes after it was introduced final week that Selena Gomez will tackle the function of the legendary Ronstadt for the movie. Gomez had beforehand teased the mission by posting an image of Ronstadt’s 2013 memoir, ‘Easy Desires’, onto social media.

Ronstadt’s supervisor John Boylan, and James Keach have additionally been connected, and can be co-producing the mission. Further casting particulars and a launch date haven’t but been introduced.

Linda Ronstadt. Credit score: Michael Kovac/Getty Photos

O. Russell is greatest recognized for guiding movies comparable to 2013’s American Hustle, 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, 2010’s The Fighter and 2022’s Amsterdam.

Most lately, Ronstadt’s breakthrough hit ‘Lengthy Lengthy Time’ loved a lift in streaming numbers after it was used to soundtrack the critically acclaimed third episode of HBO’s The Final Of Us.

In 2011, Ronstadt introduced her retirement from music, and would later reveal that she is not in a position to sing as a consequence of her progressive supranuclear palsy, which was initially mistaken for Parkinson’s.

Earlier this 12 months, Selena Gomez shared that she is contemplating quitting music to return to appearing full-time. Gomez defined: “I began having loads of enjoyable with music after which touring was actually enjoyable. However I used to be doing my TV present on the identical time [Wizards Of Waverly Place] and I simply discovered it actually enjoyable so I simply saved going however the older I get, the extra…I want to discover one thing to simply choose” (through Deadline).

“I needed to be an actress, I by no means actually meant on being a singer full-time however apparently that pastime become one thing else,” Gomez stated. “I don’t assume I’m one of the best singer however I do know find out how to inform tales and I really like with the ability to make songs.”