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Taylor Swift Cast as Joni Mitchell in Upcoming Film

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Taylor Swift (left), Joni Mitchell (right)

Country crossover superstar Taylor Swift will play legendary artist Joni Mitchell in an upcoming major motion picture.

The film is based on a 2008 book by Sheila Weller called “Girls Like Us,” which examines three extraordinary women in rock during the 70s, the other two being Carole King and Carly Simon.

Mitchell is an acclaimed songwriter who helped define the Woodstock generation through her carefully crafted lyrics and introspective vocals. Simon has penned such classics as “You’re So Vain” and “Nobody Does it Better.” Then there’s the talented King, who is considered one of the greatest songwriters of her generation with hits like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “I Feel the Earth Move.”

It will be interesting to see how 22-year-old Swift pulls off her portrayal of Mitchell. One thing is almost certain, though: With an adored and popular talent like Swift signed onto the film, it will introduce a younger crowd to the legendary artist, who might not have been familiar with her otherwise. That’s good for everyone involved.