Selena Gomez to depict Linda Ronstadt in new biopic.

Selena Gomez is to play Linda Ronstadt in a biopic.

The 31-year-old star is going to portray the legendary singer in a movie that is in the works by producers James Keach and Ronstadt’s manager John Boylan.

A director and additional cast members are still yet to be announced. Linda’s social media accounts posted a news story about the movie with the message: “It all started with a simple dream.”

The singer and Selena are said to have met at Ronstadt’s home to discuss the film, according to a note on the website for Boylan’s Great Eastern Music company.

Ronstadt, 77, has had a highly successful music career spanning several decades and incorporating a range of genres. She has won 11 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

The ‘Don’t Know Much’ hitmaker was forced to retire from singing as she revealed that she had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013.

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