Zooey has been cast as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter:
Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in a Broadway-aimed legit adaptation of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Fox Theatricals (“Bring It On”) and Scott Sanders Prods. (“Evita”) will produce the tuner, with a creative team still to be locked in.
Deschanel will play Lynn in the musical that, like the 1980 film that starred Sissy Spacek, recounts the singer’s trajectory from Kentucky poverty to country music star.
Casting was announced from the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, with both Lynn and Deschanel present. The event recalled the 1979 perf at which Lynn brought Spacek up onstage to announce that Spacek would portray her in the pic.
The musical’s production timeline hasn’t yet been set. Final sked is not expected to conflict with Deschanel’s involvement in “The New Girl,” the FOX skein in which she stars.
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