With the success of movies such as My Week With Marilyn, it is no surprise that biopic rumours are spreading fast in Hollywood. But which ones are true and which ones are false? It’s time to play my favorite game Fact or Fiction!
1) Harry Styles to star in a flick about Mick Jagger?
Though Harry’s publicist hasn’t confirmed whether he’ll be staring in this flick it has been confirmed that a film about Mick Jagger is in the works. It’ll be called Exile On Main St. in honour of the Rolling stones’ tenth album. The movie will revolve around the Rolling Stones’ frontman and guitarist Keith Richards and will be produced by Richard Branson.
2) Taylor Swift stars in a movie about Joni Mitchell?
The rumours are true! Taylor Swift has been in talks with Sony for months but still hasn’t been officially ask to play the role. I guess only time will tell. The movie will be based on Sheila Weller’s book Girls Like Us, a biography of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon. The crew will consist of Katie Jacobs’s (director), John Sayles (scriptwriter) and and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (producer). Along with Taylor, Alison Pill auditioned to play King. Though the Sony pic hasn’t received the green light yet, it’s set to start production later this year.
3) Zooey Deschanel as Loretta Lynn?
This is a fact! However, it’s not a movie. Zooey Deschanel will be playing Loretta Lynn in a new musical stage show based on the country star’s life story. The 80-year-old singer has been working on a Broadway show based on her 1976 autobiography Coal Miner’s Daughter for a while now. Lynn specifically chose Deschanel as the star and her warm feelings are mutual as Deschanel called Lynn her hero.
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When we heard Taylor Swift might play Joni Mitchell in “Girls Like Us,” we collectively gagged. Not because we don’t like the pop country singer, but because it would seem like a cheap gimmick by producers to make sales.
The film examines the careers of singers like Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King. Swift doesn’t have an official offer but she’s been linked to the role for several months, auditioning along with several other candidates.
That said, Tay does exude a certain Joni Mitchell quality so it’ll be interesting to see where this goes. She’s been hunting for the perfect film for a while and reportedly made the shortlist of actresses to play Eponine in Les Miserable. This might be the role she’s been waiting for.
Joni Mitchell emerged out of nowhere to hate on some of her counterparts, according to PerezHilton.
The 66-year-old legendary folk queen, who has been keeping to herself lately, had some not very nice things to say about Bob Dylan Madonna and others. What could someone have to say about those two? Well, Ms. Mitchell did, and here’s what she said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times:
“Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.”
She may have been referring to the controversy in 2006 over Dylan’s album Modern Times. Critics believed his lyrics borrowed too much from poet Henry Timrod, and Dylan made no acknowledgement in his album’s sleeve notes.
Mitchell also criticized Madonna’s cultural influence.
“Americans have decided to be stupid and shallow since 1980. Madonna is like Nero; she marks the turning point,” she said.
She didn’t stop there – in her interview she also attacked Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, saying they were “[sleeping with] their whole bands and falling down drunk.”
She could however manage to say one nice thing, she called Jimi Hendrix “the sweetest guy.”
How sweet, Joni.
Ben Folds, Joe Jackson, Suzanne Vega, Lori Anderson, Neil Sedaka and former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams are among the artists who have signed on for a Feb. 1 concert in tribute to singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, reports Billboard.
Proceeds from the event, which will be held at New York’s Carnegie Hall, will benefit Music for Youth. The foundation fosters innovative music education programs and scholarships for young people.
The show will be produced by Knitting Factory/Music for Youth board member Michael Dorf.
Additional artists are expected to join the line-up. While the semi-retired Mitchell is currently not listed as a participant, Dorf is promising “a few surprise guests,” according to Billboard.