Following her historic Emmy Awards this month, Zendaya is watching the big screen as rock icon Ronnie Spector.
Deadline reports that the film will be produced by A24 (“Uncut Gems”, “Waves”) with New Regency, which is behind the upcoming quarantined actress “Malcome & Marie”.
The film will describe the life of Specter. According to Deadline, A24 has bought Spector’s rights to life, as well as the rights to her autobiography “Be My Baby”.
According to the election, the 77-year-old Spector manually chose 24-year-old Zendaya, just as Aretha Franklin chose Jennifer Hudson to portray her in Respect.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibles Drewry is said to be writing the screenplay.
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Specter grew up in Harlem, Spain and formed The Ronettes with his sister Estelle Bennett and cousin Nedra Taley. In the end, the band signed a label owned by the infamous music producer Phil Spector.
This professional relationship spawned such hits as “Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You”. But the group disbanded in 1967 and a year later she married Spector. While music stood the test of time, the couple did not divorce in 1974.
In 2008, her ex-husband, a music impresario, was convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
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Ronnie Specter’s career enjoyed a comeback in 1986 when she starred in the late Eddie Money’s hit, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song climbed to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Zendaya recently became the youngest actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and the second black woman to do so, with Viola Davis being the first.
The starlet won for HBO’s Euphoria, an A24 production.
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No additional casting or release date has been announced.
Representatives of A24, Spector and Zendaya did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.