Variety Has confirmed that the film companies have acquired the life rights of Spector in addition to his autobiography “Be My Baby”, which was written by Victor Waldron. He is eyeing Pulitzer-winner Jackie Siblius Drury for writing the script.
The biopic will emphasize Spacter’s early career, particularly the formation of the Ronettes group and the subsequent signing of Phil Filler to Phils Records. While on the label, the band recorded their hit “Be My Baby” and Spector eventually married the record producer. The film will also follow their eventual divorce and Battle of Spector to regain their musical rights.
Mark Platt, who is currently producing “The Little Mermaid,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Wicked” film adaptations, has been hired as the producer on the project. Spector himself is on board as an executive producer, along with his managers Jonathan Greenfield and Zendaya. Spector personally selected the Emmy-winning actor to portray him.
Zendaya made history earlier this month for her work as Roo in HBO’s “Euphoria” as the youngest person to win an Emmy Award for lead actress in a drama series. Her upcoming projects include Denise Villanueve’s “Doon” Timothy Chalamet and “Malcolm & Mary”, in which she starred alongside John David Washington and was sold to Netflix for $ 30 million. Zendaya is represented by CAA.
Deadline Hollywood first reported this news.