Zendaya In Talks To Play Ronnie Spector
In a move that only makes sense, Deadline's reporting that Euphoria's Emmy-winning star, Zendaya, is now attached to play Ronnie Spector in an A24 package for a film about her life. New Regency's set to partner with A24 (last collaboration, The Lighthouse) for the project. The deal's finalized for the rights to both Spector's life and the memoir, Be My Baby, written with Vince Waldron. According to Deadline, Zendaya was Spector's first pick to portray her younger self.
Who is Ronnie Spector?
"She grew up in Spanish Harlem and started the girl group The Ronettes with her older sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley. They were signed by famously volatile record producer Phil Spector to his Philles Record label and there they had their breakthrough hit Be My Baby. She married Spector and as she writes in the book, it was clear she had made a big mistake when she woke up one morning to the sound of bars being installed on the windows of their mansion. She smartly fought for the rights to her music in the subsequent divorce, and she was eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and had a second wind when reprised her most famous hit in singing a duet with Eddie Money on Take Me Home Tonight."
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