Zooey Deschanel to Play Loretta Lynn in 'Coal Miner's Daughter' Do you think she will be good for the part?
'New Girl' star lands lead role in Broadway adaptation
Loretta Lynn has chosen Zooey Deschanel for the lead role in a Broadway adaptation of Coal Miner's Daughter, reports Playbill. Lynn announced Deschanel's casting at a May 10th live show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, bringing the New Girl star out on stage to perform with her.
"It’s a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I’d see Coal Miner’s Daughter
on a movie screen, and now I can’t believe it’s going to be on a stage
for people to see," said Lynn. "I’m going to be right there in the front
row. And I know Zooey is going to be great – she sings and writes her
own songs just like I do, and we even have the same color eyes!"
"Loretta Lynn and her music have been inspirations for me for as long
as I can remember," said Deschanel. "She is a true legend, and to be
chosen to play such an iconic woman is a dream come true."
Coal Miner's Daughter, an autobiographical tale of Lynn's
rise in music, will be adapted by producers Kristin Caskey and Mike
Isaacson of Fox Theatricals and Scott Sanders Productions. Dates for the
production are expected in the coming months. In 1979, Lynn similarly
announced Sissy Spacek's lead casting for the 1980 film adaptation of Coal Miner's Daughter, which scored Spacek an Academy Award for Best Actress.
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