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Taylor Swift to play Joni Mitchell in Girls Like Us adaptation

on September 25, 2012, 3:20pm

 Taylor Swift to play Joni Mitchell in Girls Like Us adaptation

Hollywood continues to make dreams a reality. According to a report by Variety, Sony Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures plan on adapting Sheila Weller’s Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon–And the Journey of a Generation. In an effort to make the biopic hip and relevant, however, they’re looking to cast a “handful of up-and-coming Hollywood starlets.” Such talent includes the famous actress that is Taylor Swift.

The pop-country singer is “already in line” for the role of Mitchell and currently there’s a handful of stars testing for Simon and King. Allison Williams (Girls), Jessica Pare (Mad Men), or Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love) are trying out for Simon, while Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Olivia Thirlby (Dredd 3D), Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call), and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) are going for King.

Girls Like Us follows the rising career of the three acclaimed female songwriters, as they reshaped the industry and influenced future songwriters for years to come. Kate Jacobs (House) will direct from a script written by John Sayles (Eight Men Out). For a teaser of what’s to come, revisit Swift’s iconic 2009 single, “You Belong With Me”.

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