Zendaya made headlines a few weeks earlier for becoming the youngest person to win an Emmy award. We will now witness her playing Ronnie’s Character.
Zendaya is all set to get in the skin of Ronnie Spector in the upcoming biopic. She will be seen playing the Ronnie Spector aka the ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ singer in an A24 and New Regency production of her life.
Ronnie Spector’s biopic starring Zendaya will emphasize Spector’s early career. It will include the formation of the Ronettes group and their subsequent signing to Phil Spector’s Philles Records. While at the label, the band recorded their hit ‘Be My Baby’. The film will also follow Spector’s marriage to the record producer and their eventual divorce. It will also cover the period of Spector’s battle to gain back the rights to her music.
Talking about the actress, She made headlines a few weeks earlier for becoming the youngest person to win an Emmy award in the lead actress in a drama series category. She took home the trophy – or well the trophy came home this year -for her performance as Rue in HBO’s Euphoria.
Aretha Franklin choose Jennifer Hudson to play her in the upcoming MGM biopic Respect, Spector too personally selected the Emmy-winning actor to portray her character in her early years. Zendaya will be onboard to essay the role of singer Ronnie Spector in her biopic. As per the sources, deals have just closed for Spector’s life rights as well as for Be My Baby. Ronnie Spector and Vince Waldron penned the memoir (Be My Baby). The portal further reported that early conversations are underway to being Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Jackie Sibblies Drury on board for the script.
The film will be produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Mark Itkin, Tom Shelly, and Zendaya. Jonathan Greenfield and Spector will be the exec producers.
Zendaya will soon feature in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune with Timothée Chalamet. She will also star in ‘Malcom & Marie’ co-starring John David Washington.