Zooey Deschanel to Play Loretta Lynn on Broadway

Associated Press Modified: May 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm •  Published: May 11, 2012
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It's been a song, a book and a movie, now 'Coal Miner's Daughter' will be a Broadway musical starring Zooey Deschanel. Loretta Lynn made the announcement Thursday night in Nashville. (May 11)

SHOTLIST:

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Nashville, Tennessee, 10 May 2012

1. Loretta Lynn walks out on stage during Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Loretta Lynn, Recording Artist:

"There's a little girl backstage that's going to do the play of 'Coal Miner's Daughter' on Broadway, and I think she can sing her...self to death. I didn't say it!"

3. Live performance clip - "Coal Miner's Daughter" Zooey Deschanel during Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Loretta Lynn, Recording Artist:

"You going to help me sing 'Coal Miner's Daughter'?"

Zooey Deschanel, singer/actress: "I'm going to help you sing. Well this is a great honor for me. This is my hero."

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Beverly Hills, California, 1 April 1981

5. Actress-singer Sissy Spacek, right, and country singer Loretta Lynn pose at a post-Oscar party. Spacek won the Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter" at the 53rd annual Academy Awards, March 31.

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Nashville, Tennessee, 10 May 2012

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Loretta Lynn, Recording Artist:

"I don't know if ya'll remember when Sissy Spacek was with me. I brought her out on this stage and she about fainted. We both fainted. But anyway, she went on to do the 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' and you know from there."

7. Live performance clip - "Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn and Zooey Deschanel during Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium

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