Rumour has it that Taylor Swift had her eye set on her second big screen role – playing none other than legendary songstress, Joni Mitchell!
Best known as a singer/songwriter, 22-year-old Swift has ventured into acting in the past, with an appearance in US drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as a role in last year’s critically panned rom-com Valentine’s Day.
Now it seems that Swift’s set her sights on a lead role, and is in talks to play Joni Mitchell in an upcoming adaptation of Sheila Weller’s book, Girls Like Us. The biographical tale follows the life of three of the most influential female musicians of the 1960s and 1970s: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon.
While there’s no word yet as to who will play Simon, Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Midnight in Paris) has reportedly auditioned for the role of King. The project will be directed by House executive producer, Katie Jacobs, with a script from John Sayles (the legendary indie director who also penned the original Piranha film back in the 1970s).
Although country pop star Swift is yet to officially sign on to appear in the the film, rumour has it that she has been linked to the role of Mitchell for some time. It is true that the pair might look vaguely similar and Swift has got an Grammy award-winning voice, but will she have the acting talent to pull it off?
We’ll keep you posted!