Taylor Swift may be moving towards a decidedly angrrry pop star persona, thanks in no small part to the Max Martin-produced hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” but the self-proclaimed “dark twisty girl” could have the chance to return to her songwriting roots as Joni Mitchell on the big screen.
Variety reports that Swift headlines a handful of young talent being considered for the adaptation of Sheila Weller’s book, Girls Like Us, which chronicles the impact Mitchell, along with peers Carole King and Carly Simon, had on a generation of women in the 60s and 70s.
Actresses up for the role of Simon and King include Jessica Pare (Mad Men), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Allison Williams (Girls) and Ari Graynor (For A Good Time, Call), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Olivia Thirlby (Dredd 3D), Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), respectively.
The film will pair Katie Jacobs, a former executive producer on House who adquired the rights to Girls Like Us a while back, and screenwriter John Sayles (The Spiderwick Chronicles). While Sony Pictures has yet to green-light the venture, it seems Jacobs is pushing on anyway, perhaps boosted by having a big name like Swift attached to the project.