Loretta Lynn Announces Zoey Deschanel To Play Her On Broadway!
Loretta Lynn has officially announced that a Broadway stage adaption of Coal Miner’s Daughter is in the works, and she has chosen actress Zoey Deschanel to portray her! Loretta is understandably excited about the upcoming project, and Deschanel is grateful for the opportunity!
“It’s a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I’d see Coal Miner’s Daughter on a movie screen, and now I can’t believe it’s going to be on a stage for people to see. I’m going to be right there in the front row. And I know Zooey is going to be great – she sings and writes her own songs just like I do, and we even have the same color eyes!” -Loretta Lynn
“Loretta Lynn and her music have been inspirations for me for as long as I can remember. She is a true legend and to be chosen to play such an iconic woman is a dream come true.” -Zoey Deschanel
Lynn made the announcement last Thursday evening during a performance at the Ryman Auditorium, and after the announcement Zoey joined her onstage for a duet! More details on the Broadway production of Coal Miner’s Daughter to come soon! Until then, what do you think?