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Variety Reports Taylor Swift to Play Joni Mitchell in Movie

Joni Mitchell & Taylor Swift

(l) 18th September 1968: Canadian folk singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell, strumming her guitar outside The Revolution club in London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images); (r) Taylor Swift photo courtesy of taylorswift.com.

Variety reports (via the San Francisco Chronicle) that Taylor Swift has signed on to play singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell in the movie Girls Like Us, adapted from the Sheila Weller book of the same title.

The book is about the lives of Joni and fellow singer/songwriters Carly Simon and Carole King. The paper says actresses Allison Pill and Olivia Thirlby are reportedly in talks to portray Carole King; and actresses Allison Williams from Girls and Mad Men’s Jessica Pare are in the running to play Carly Simon.

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