Zooey Deschanel to Star in Coal Miner’s Daughter

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Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in an upcoming Broadway staging of Coal Miner's Daughter, Lynn announced at a concert at the Grand Ole Opry last night. She then brought Deschanel onstage, and the two sang a duet together. ("There’s a little girl backstage that’s going to do the play of Coal Miner’s Daughter," Lynn said by way of introduction.) The details of the show — like who's writing and directing it, or when it will be staged — haven't been announced yet, but this will mark Deschanel's Broadway debut.