Swift to Play Joni Mitchell

Taylor Swift is “already in line” to play songwriting legend Joni Mitchell in the Sony/Di Bonaventura film adaptation of the book Girls Like Us, according to Variety. The movie is still in development and has yet to be given the green light, but other stars are reportedly testing for the roles of Carly Simon and Carole King.

The story follows the careers of the three singer-songwriters and their influence on female musicians that followed. Sheila Weller wrote the book, and John Sayles adapted the script.

In other Swift news, her label Big Machine just released the new single “Begin Again” to country radio with an October 1 add date. Swift’s pop-friendly breakup anthem “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is still a big presence on the radio (including country) so it will be interesting to see how programmers react to the more country-tinged “Begin Again.”

Swift’s highly-anticipated fourth album Red is due out October 22 and she will continue releasing one new song per week for download on iTunes until the album drops. She is previewing each new song on Good Morning America at the beginning of each week. Check here for days and times.

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