Zendaya in talks to play Ronnie of The Ronettes in upcoming biopic


Reports are circulating online that Zendaya is in talks to play Ronnie Spector, of the iconic girl group The Ronettes, in an upcoming biopic.


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The production companies, A24 and New Regency, have landed Spectors life rights, as well as the rights to her autobiography, Be My Baby, co-written with Vince Waldron.


Spector, who personally chose Zendaya for the role, signed on as the films executive producer, alongside her manager Jonathan Greenfield.


The film, which as of yet has no name, will focus on the early stages of Spectors career, centred around the formation of The Ronettes with Spectors sister and their cousin according to Deadline.


The girls, Ronnie, Estelle, and Nedra, signed early on in their career to Philles Records, which was owned by Ronnie's soon-to-be husband at the time, Phil Spector.


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Ronnie then famously had to fight for her rights to The Ronettes' music in lengthy divorce proceedings from Mr. Spector.


The news of Zendaya potentially playing this iconic role comes after the 24-year-old became the youngest recipient of the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award at the Emmys for her role in HBOs Euphoria.


Meanwhile, confirmation of Zendaya's role in the upcoming biopic and a filming date has yet to be confirmed publicly.