Taylor Swift Is Playing Joni Mitchell

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There's a movie in development based on Sheila Weller's book Girls Like Us, about various female singer/songwriters who helped shape the modern sound.

Taylor Swift has been cast as Joni Mitchell, and the hissing of the summer lawns will have to drown out anyone's reservations about that.

And here's who they're considering for the other two leads:

For the role of Carly Simon, they're seeing Allison Williams from Girls, Jessica Pare from Mad Men, and Analeigh Tipton (Damsels in Distress).

And to play Carole King, they're looking at Alison Pill, Olivia Thirlby, Ari Graynor, and Zoe Kazan.

Help me, I think I'm falling...in love with this movie.

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9 comments
raven89
raven89

they should find unknown actors who are really good....not the "flavour of the moment" pop princesses.

raven89
raven89

what? you're kidding me.

meiguobaba
meiguobaba

Missy Musto, I'm glad this developing enterprise appeals to you, but it sounds like it has all the potential to be the musical equivalent of the remake of THE WOMEN. Eek!

 

On a similar note however, I believe Lady Gaga was born to play Laura Nyro.

 

carltheodoredreyer
carltheodoredreyer

....and I heard that they are trying to get Mitzi Gaynor to play Buffy St. Marie

neorealist
neorealist

I think Aimee Mann would have been a better Joni Mitchell fit in looks and substance, but I suspect Taylor will move more people through the turnstiles.

sarahfparsons
sarahfparsons

@mikeymusto that's bad: Taylor is no Joni. She's much too vapid and bland.

bwaybill
bwaybill

Thanks for the shoutout to the hissing of the summer lawns!!

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