Zendaya has signed on to star in a new biopic about Ronnie Spector. According to reports, the biopic will be based from Spector’s memoir, Be My Baby, and rumor has it that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury will write the film’s script.
Be My Baby, originally published in 1990, recounts Spector’s roller-coaster career as lead singer of the Ronettes, her emotionally abusive marriage to Phil Spector, and her resurgence as a solo singer. Zendaya was apparently handpicked by Spector herself, and both Zendaya and Spector will serve as producers on the project.
Zendaya made history last month by becoming the youngest woman to ever win the Emmy for Best Actress – Drama.
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