Reese Witherspoon in Talks to Portray Peggy Lee


Witherspoon, returning to the formula that won her an Oscar back in 2005 for Walk the Line, is in talks to star in a biopic about jazz singer, songwriter, and actress Peggy Lee. Witherspoon — who secured the rights to Lee’s story after meeting with Lee’s granddaughter — would also serve as one of the film’s producers. Nora Ephron, who is said to be a “longtime fan of Lee’s," will write and direct the movie. Perhaps Ephron will do for the Lee catalogue what her Julie & Julia achieved for the Julia Child collection. [Variety]