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Taylor Swift Might Play Joni Mitchell in A Movie

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Sometimes something happens that makes me roll my eyes so hard and for so long that I worry that they might get stuck mid-roll. That seriously happens: I roll my eyes long enough to have time to consider what would happen if my eyeballs got permanently stuck the wrong way. Roll your eyes and think about how long that takes. Whatever caused the initial eye roll has got to be some intense bullshit to start that cycle, right?

This time, it’s the fact that Taylor Swift is apparently in talks to play Joni Mitchell in an upcoming film:

Taylor Swift is circling the role of Joni Mitchell in Sony Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures’ adaptation of Sheila Weller’s book “Girls Like Us,” which would mark the pop star’s first turn in a bigscreen drama.Pic examines the careers of singers Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King. Swift does not have an official offer, but has been linked to the Mitchell role for several months as other actresses have auditioned to play Simon and King, including Alison Pill (“Midnight in Paris”) for the latter singer.

“House” exec producer Katie Jacobs, who optioned the book several years ago, is directing from a script by John Sayles. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers”) is set to produce the Sony pic, which has not yet been greenlit, though it is tentatively skedded to start production later this year when the three leads’ schedules allow for filming.

Swift, who’s currently featured on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack, made her feature acting debut in ensemble rom-com “Valentine’s Day,” and recently voiced a role in Universal’s “The Lorax.” Before that, she appeared as herself in the 2009 Miley Cyrus vehicle “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”

No, Taylor. Please, no. Anything but this. I just got over the trauma I experienced when it was reported that you were going to play Eponine in the Les Miserables movie, and now this? Now you’re trying to ruin Joni Mitchell? That beautiful, inspiring legend of a woman, Joni Mitchell? I just can’t.

But what do you guys think?


“Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I. Americans have decided to be stupid and shallow since 1980. Madonna is like Nero; she marks the turning point.”

-Joni Mitchell, going after Bob Dylan and Madonna in an LA Times interview this week.

Damn, Joni Mitchell. Damn.

Did You Guys Know Joni Mitchell Just Released a New Album?


I’m sorry to veer off the traditional menu of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, but I absolutely adore Joni Mitchell. I grew up with my dad singing me Joni Mitchell songs to help me sleep. I think Blue is one of the greatest albums in the history of, well, the world. I’ve been listening to it since I was a little girl, and it never gets old.

So I was really excited to hear that, at age 63, Mitchell has released her first album of new songs in nearly a decade, Shine.

I’m listening to it on Rhapsody right now, and it’s pretty damn cool. Her voice isn’t what it was in the ’70s, of course, but it’s still immensely calming and beautiful. Plus there’s a new version of “Big Yellow Taxi,” which is, to put it simply, just incredible.

Anyway, the AP has an amazing interview with her with a ton of incredible quotes. I couldn’t choose what to say in my little blurb, so I just put the whole article after the jump.

And now we’ll return to talking about young, irresponsible people. I promise.

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