Fresh off her Emmy win, Zendaya is in talks to star in a new project that is bound to win her an Oscar!
On Tuesday, Deadline reported that A24 is teaming up with New Regency for a film package where the actress is attached to play Ronnie Spector — frontwoman of musical group The Ronettes — in an upcoming biopic.
The outlet reports that the production companies have acquired Ronnie’s life rights in addition to her autobiography “Be My Baby,” which Spector wrote with Vince Waldron.
Per Deadline, Pulitzer winner Jackie Sibblies Drury is being eyed to write the script.
The biopic will center on the formation of The Ronettes and their signing to Phil Spector’s Philles Records. It will also reportedly document Ronnie’s marriage to the controversial record producer, their divorce, and her battle to gain back the rights to her music.
The film will be produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Mark Itkin, Tom Shelly, and Zendaya, and executive produced by Ronnie and her manager Jonathan Greenfield.
After the exciting news went viral, Ronnie posted a screenshot of the Deadline article with the caption, “I guess the cat’s out of the bag now.”
Deadline reports that Ronnie personally chose Zendaya to portray her.
Earlier this month, Zendaya became the youngest person to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the age of 24 for her role in HBO’s “Euphoria.”
“To the incredible cast and crew of ‘Euphoria,’ I’m so lucky to go to work with you every day and I’m inspired by everything you do,” she said in her acceptance speech. “And to [creator] Sam Levinson, I appreciate you so much and you’re my family. I’m so grateful for [her character] Rue, I’m so grateful that you trusted me with your story, and I hope I can continue to do you proud.”
Whether on the big screen or small, Zendaya always kills it!