February 21, 2017  

Reese Witherspoon Eying Peggy Lee Role

August 10, 2010 (9:06 am) GMT
The actress won an Oscar for her role as musician June Carter and she is now ready to take similar challenge in a biopic of Peggy Lee.
Reese Witherspoon

is apparently craving to portray another real-life musician. After slipping in June Carter's robe in the Oscar-winning biopic of , "", the actress is in negotiations to depict the life and death of classic singer Peggy Lee.

In fact, according to some reports, it was Witherspoon who worked out the deals from Lee's estate and approached "Legally Blonde" producer Marc Platt. Together with Platt, she persuaded Nora Ephron, who has just emerged from the glory of "", to write the script and direct it.

There is no date yet for the production start of the untitled Peggy Lee biopic.

Peggy Lee, who died in 2002, consistently exists in the music world for more than seven decades even when she was in wheelchair. She began her singing career in local radios before scoring a place in Benny Goodman's big band and later became an actress. Throughout her life she has won three Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and earned an Academy Award nomination.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Josh Gad Recruits Chris Pratt, J.J. Abrams and More to Get 'Star Wars' Spoilers From Daisy Ridley
  2. Kris Jenner Reveals Whether She Will Marry Corey Gamble
  3. First Photo of 'The Predator' Cast in Costume Unveiled
  4. Calvin Harris Teases Collaborative Song With Frank Ocean and Offset
  5. 'Mission: Impossible 6' Will Feature Ethan Hunt's Emotional Journey, Says Director
  6. Jennifer Lopez on Drake and Dating Younger Men: 'It Has Nothing to Do With Age'
  7. 'The Bachelor' Recap: Nick Gets Surprise Visit From Ex Andi Dorfman After Hometown Dates
  8. Drake Gives a Birthday Shout Out to Rihanna During Concert