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Taylor Swift: Joni Mitchell biopic not yet confirmed


Singer Taylor Swift is keeping tight-lipped about reports saying she will play Joni Mitchell on the big screen, since the movie has yet to be given the green light.

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The country star has been rumored to be portraying the folk icon in a film adaptation of Sheila Weller's book "Girls Like Us," which chronicles the lives of singer-songwriters Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King. Swift admits she would love to tackle the role, but she's reluctant to discuss her link until producers at Sony Pictures make it official.

Chatting about the casting rumors, she tells Time magazine, "That's actually not confirmed. I wish I could say it's confirmed! But the thing about movies that I've learned is -- I've been reading scripts for five years, and you just don't know what ones are going to get greenlit and which ones aren't, so I can't talk about it unless it's the real thing. ...

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"I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else. So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling."

Swift has only dabbled in acting so far: She had a small role in the 2010 romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" and voiced a character in the animated film "The Lorax."

Oct 22, 2012 7:27PM
Nobody can do justice to Joni.Not even you people in hollywierd should even consider making a movie about JONI.It will not work.Case closed...
Oct 23, 2012 8:56AM
Horrible casting!! And does she even know that Joni Mitchell writes and sings REAL Music? Not anything about teenager angst or horrible breakup songs
Oct 23, 2012 7:12AM
Didn't Joni Mitchell know how to sing????
Oct 23, 2012 1:01AM
Joni Mitchell?  Karen Carpenter  maybe.  Taylor is naturally skinny,  hardly looks anorexic.
Oct 23, 2012 8:47AM
Too bad they are going to ruin a good story by using that idiot.
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