Zooey Deschanel to play Loretta Lynn on Broadway
May 12, 2012 16:13 IST
The 32-year-old singer-and-actress Zooey Deschanel will portray the country music legend, Loretta Lynn, in an adaptation of 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter after Loretta announced the casting at a live show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, and she brought the New Girl star out to perform with her.
The 77-year-old star said in a statement: "It's a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I'd see Coal Miner's Daughter on a movie screen, and now I can't believe it's going to be on a stage for people to see. I'm going to be right there in the front row. And I know Zooey is going to be great - she sings and writes her own songs just like I do, and we even have the same colour eyes!"
Zooey admitted it is a "dream come true" to have landed the part - played by Sissy Spacek in the movie, a biopic which documented Loretta's rise from poverty to fame - as she regards Loretta as a "true legend".
Zooey explained: "She is a true legend and to be chosen to play such an iconic woman is a dream come true."