Taylor Swift could play the part of Joni Mitchell in “Girls Like Us,” adapted from a biography of Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon
Taylor Swift may be tuning up to play another blonde music legend, Joni Mitchell, on the big screen.
The country superstar is eyeing a part in “Girls Like Us,” Sony Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures’ take on Sheila Weller’s biography of Mitchell and two other big voices of her generation: Carole King and Carly Simon.
Swift is attached to the project, but there is no deal on the table at this point, and the feature hasn’t yet been greenlit, according to an individual familiar with the situation.
“House” executive producer Katie Jacobs optioned Weller’s 2008 book about the trio of singer-songwriters and is slated to direct from John Sayles’ script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.
If Swift signs on, it’ll mark her debut in a feature drama – and the first time an actress has played Mitchell in a major movie.
The other two musical roles are still open as well, although “Midnight in Paris” actress Alison Pill has reportedly tried out to play King.
Depending on the availability of the three leads, production could start later in the year, according to Variety.