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Actresses Line Up To Play Carly Simon & Carole King In 'Girls Like Us' With Taylor Swift As Joni Mitchell

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 22, 2012 at 8:59AM

How many women does it take to greenlight a movie about folk legends Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King? Well, more than one at any rate as the developing biopic "Girls Like Us" continues moving at Sony. Back in the spring Taylor Swift and Alison Pill were contending for the parts of Mitchell and King, and while the former seems to have gone through, the latter is facing some competition, as more actresses line up to play Simon. And it's a pretty strong list of talent in the mix.
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Allison Williams, Jessica Pare Analeigh Tipton Olivia Thirlby, Ari Graynor Zoe Kazan Alison Pill

How many women does it take to greenlight a movie about folk legends Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King? Well, more than one at any rate as the developing biopic "Girls Like Us" continues moving at Sony. Back in the spring Taylor Swift and Alison Pill were contending for the parts of Mitchell and King, and while the former seems to have gone through, the latter is facing some competition, as more actresses line up to play Simon. And it's a pretty strong list of talent in the mix.

Allison Williams ("Girls"), Jessica Pare ("Mad Men") and Analeigh Tipton will be testing for the part of Simon, with Olivia Thirlby, Ari Graynor and Zoe Kazan vying with Pill for the part of King. Certainly, if you're looking to find a catalogue of rising young talent, you can't do much better than this. In the works for a while now, the film is a John Sayles-penned adaptation of Sheila Weller’s book “Girls Like Us,” that will track the careers of Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, who all emerged out of the '60s folk scene and not only became pioneering musicians, but also important feminist figures as well.

While we're still not quite sold on Swift as Mitchell, lining up an array of fresh, but still more seasoned screen talent around her is not a bad idea. And it appears having proven pipes isn't necessarily esssential in getting a meeting, though Pare undoubtedly fell onto the radar of many after singing "Zoo Bisou Bisou" to Don Draper. Apparently, the studio is looking to get the chemistry right in the casting first, before flipping the switch on the movie, that will also mark the feature film debut of "House" executive producer Katie Jacobs.

So, if you had to configure the three leads, who would you choose? Any potential talent that Sony should also consider? Weigh in below. [Variety]

This article is related to: Girls Like Us, Allison Williams, Jessica Pare, Analeigh Tipton, Alison Pill, Olivia Thirlby, Ari Graynor, Zoe Kazan


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