Country songbird Taylor Swift is slowly but surely nudging her way into Hollywood.
The Grammy winner is now eyeing the part of legendary folk musician Joni Mitchell in the Sony book-to-screen adaptation of Sheila Weller's "Girls Like Us," according to Variety. The publication claims an offer's not officially on the table yet, but Swift "has been linked to the Mitchell role for several months" while actresses have been seen for the two other leading roles, Carly Simon and Carole King.
Swift's acting career thus far has been pretty brief, beginning with a small (albeit boisterous) appearance opposite Taylor Lautner in 2010's "Valentine's Day" and following up with a leading voice role in the animated "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" this year.
Things hit a bit of snag for Swift in January, when despite initial reports, she was not chosen for the role of Eponine in "Les Miserables" (but her massive involvement with "The Hunger Games" soundtrack probably softened the blow on that one).
Given how at home Taylor Swift is with an acoustic guitar, though, maybe the Joni Mitchell part is the right direction anyhow. Your thoughts?
Filming on "Girls Like Us" is expected to begin sometime this year, and Katie Jacobs will direct.