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Zooey Deschanel to Star in Stage Musical of Coal Miner's Daughter

Zooey Deschanel and Loretta Lynn
(© Russ Harrington)
Film and television star Zooey Deschanel will play country music legend Loretta Lynn in the stage musical, Coal Miner's Daughter. The announcement was made from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Thursday, May 10.

The Broadway-bound musical is being produced by Fox Theatricals and Scott Sanders Productions. No creative team, dates, or additional has been announced.

As in the film of the same name, Coal Miner's Daughter will tell the life story of Lynn, from her impoverished Kentucky childhood to her rise to music stardom.

Deschanel is currently starring on the hit FOX sitcom New Girl. Her many film credits include 500 Days of Summer, Elf, and Almost Famous.

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