Reese Witherspoon looking to play Peggy Lee in a biopic

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Reese Witherspoon has been hot on the trail of a Peggy Lee biopic for a while and now it looks like the multi-talented actress will take on the multi-talented singer in an upcoming music biopic.  Other than being a biopic, no details are known, but Nora Ephron is attached to write and direct Reese in the film.  Nora Ephron is no stranger to real life characters since her last film was JULIE AND JULIA which featured the incomparable Meryl Streep.

What’s a little odd about this news is the fact that Reese Witherspoon wants to do this role after winning an Oscar for her brilliant performance in WALK THE LINE as June Carter Cash.  I’m not saying June Carter and Peggy Lee were twins, but they rose to fame in roughly the same time frame and had somewhat similar styles (although one was jazz and the other was country).  Peggy Lee was a fascinating woman, I’m just not sure it makes sense for Reese to play a role so similar to the one she received so much acclaim for.

Reese Witherspoon and Peggy Lee

Source: Variety

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