Being a legend! It’s not uncommon for celebrities to achieve iconic career milestones over the years. However, it can be impressive to see these achievements recreated on the big screen.
Celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Justin BieberAnd Hillary ClintonDespite having casting ideas in place, they are not yet confirmed.
“There’s a lot of parts of my life that would make [a]Good [movie] —just like the little ‘Coat of Many Colors’ in my early days, and then all the little pockets,” the “Jolene” songstress told Marie Claire In December 2020. “Years and years ago, when I was going to do the Broadway musical — I never can get it to how I want it, but I’m still working on it. But I thought [Kristin Chenoweth would]be the perfect person to do that. But we’re all getting older now, so if we tell the parts, we may be able to have different Dollys. We’d probably have to have — as long as my career has been — like a little Dolly, and a middle Dolly and then the older one. And she’d still be great for that.”
Parton raved about the Wicked OG to play the role on the Great White Way. She previously named the likes Reese WitherspoonAnd Scarlett JohanssonIn a movie adaptation. “That depends on when I get it done,” the 9 to 5 star told Elle October 2019, her final choice.
Witherspoon — who previously played June Cash in the Oscar-winning Follow the Line biopic of Johnny Cash’s life — has played coy about the speculation, though is in the process of adapting Parton’s Run, Rose, Run novel.
“Dolly Parton is not only an icon to me, but a true inspiration to women and girls everywhere,” the Big Little Lies An alum spoke in a March 2022 statement about the project. “My admiration for her grew to even greater heights when reading Run, Rose, Run, a gripping and heartbreaking book I couldn’t put down. I couldn’t feel more honored to be working alongside her and James [Patterson, Parton’s cowriter] to bring this remarkable story to the screen.”
While Witherspoon is one of Parton’s top contenders for a musical biopic, she’s not quite ready for her own story to be told on film.
“Well I don’t think all the chapters of my life have been told yet, so I don’t think I’m ready for a biopic,” the Hello Sunshine founder noted during a September 2021 interview with Fox 5 New York, revealing that her lookalike daughter, Ava PhillippeShe would not be able to play her. “She’s not an actress. She’s so happy with her life, and I am just so enormously proud of her and the incredible, compassionate young woman she’s become.”
Clinton has a clear choice for the movie of a lifetime. (Her husband, Bill Clinton, was already brought into being by Clive Owen in 2021’s American Crime Story: Impeachment Miniseries about the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Edie FalcoHillary was a supporting role.
“If I had a choice, it would be Meryl Streep, of course,” the former Secretary of State told The Guardian July 2014.
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