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Taylor Swift to Play Joni Mitchell in upcoming biopic   Print

by Hannah Corbett
For Folk's Sake
February 17, 2014

It has been confirmed that Taylor Swift is to play folk legend Joni Mitchell in an upcoming feature film. The film, an adaptation of the book 'Girls Like Us' by Sheila Weller, covers the lives and careers of music icons Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King, and documents their influence on the American music scene of the 1960s and 1970s.

Swift has previously refused to confirm her involvement with the film or its producers, but it has now been confirmed that she will indeed be the actress to portray a young Joni Mitchell.

'Girls Like Us' traces the early lives and childhoods Mitchell, Simon and King, retelling their musical influences, and as well as narrating each of the musical careers and personal lives in adulthood of each.

The upcoming adaptation will not be Swift's first experience on the big screen, but would be her first time in a leading role. Singer/songwriter Swift has sold over 20 million copies of the first three albums she made, as well as winning a Grammy award for album of the year. A successful musician - will she be as successful an actress?

Though there is some speculation, no one has yet been officially confirmed for the roles of Simon or King.

 

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