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Taylor Swift on Starring as Joni Mitchell in Biopic: 'That's Actually Not Confirmed'

October 22, 2012 04:06:55 GMT

Weighing in on reports suggesting that she's signed on to star in 'Girls Like Us', the 'Mean' hitmaker claims, 'I wish I could say it's confirmed!'


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A few months ago, Taylor Swift grabbed the headline as she reportedly snatched the lead role in Joni Mitchell biopic "Girls Like Us". The country music beauty hasn't said anything about the casting report until recently, when she confirmed that she actually hasn't signed on to the project.

Speaking to TIME, Swift clarified that she hasn't been sealed to play Mitchell as stating, "That's actually not confirmed. I wish I could say it's confirmed!" The blond singer, who will very soon drop her latest album "Red", additionally suggested that the biopic project itself had yet to be greenlit.

"The thing about movies that I've learned is - I've been reading scripts for five years, and you just don't know what ones are going to get greenlit and which ones aren't," the 22-year-old songstress stated. "So I can't talk about it unless it's the real thing."

Previously, Swift admitted that she "hoped" to play Mitchell in the upcoming film, which is adapted from Sheila Weller's book of the same title. She, however, noted that she would star in the film if it was "the right role" and "the right script."

"I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else," she said. "So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling."

Back in April, Variety first reported that Swift would likely star in "Girls Like Us", which also looked for actresses to play Carly Simon and Carole King. The project has tapped "House M.D." producer Katie Jacobs as the helmer and John Sayles as the scribe.

Should Swift really join the biopic, this won't be her first acting stint as she previously took part in ensemble romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" in 2010, and appeared as herself in Miley Cyrus' "Hannah Montana: The Movie" in 2009. Earlier this year, she joined the voice cast ensemble of hit animation "The Lorax".

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