Zooey Deschanel To Play Loretta Lynn On Braodway! I Can See It…

Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn, who once took her life to the silver screen, is now taking her life story to Broadway, and she has chosen Zooey Deschanel to play her.

Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn, who once took her life to the silver screen,  is now taking her life story to Broadway, and she has  chosen Zooey Deschanel to play her.

During a Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday night, Lynne unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”   The 80 year old singer blew through four songs before bringing Deschanel onstage to sing the title song with her.

We  can picture it now…

The announcement kept a tradition – mirroring  how Lynn invited actress Spacek on the Opry stage in 1979 to reveal that Spacek would play her in the upcoming film. Spacek later won an Oscar for the role.

“I have a friend here tonight. I don’t know if ya’ll remember when Sissy Spacek was with me. I brought her out here with me. She about fainted. We both fainted,” Lynn said with a laugh. “She went on to do the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ and you know from there. Well, there’s a little girl back stage that’s going to do the play of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ on Broadway … Zooey, where you at honey?”

Deschanel, 32, the star of the Fox comedy “New Girl,”  came  out and took  Lynn’s hand.

“Are you going to help me sing ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’?” asked Lynn.

“I’m going to help you sing,” said Deschanel. “This is a great honor for me. This is my hero.”

“Coal Miner’s Daughter” was a No. 1 hit for Lynn in 1970 that she wrote about growing up as one of eight children in rural Kentucky.

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