04/20/2012 03:11 pm ET Updated Apr 21, 2012

Taylor Swift As Joni Mitchell? Singer Interested In 'Girls Like Us'

Taylor Swift as Joni Mitchell? Maybe!

According to Variety, the pop star is hoping to play the famed singer-songwriter in "Girls Like Us," a drama about Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King.

Before you get too excited (or too infuriated, depending on your feelings for TaySway), consider these caveats: Swift hasn't been offered the role just yet, and the movie itself doesn't have a green light. Per Variety, it's "tentatively skedded" to start this year (trade-speak, FTW). If this casting madness sounds familiar, that might be because you remember the blog Crazy Days and Nights reporting Swift was attached to play Mitchell back in February.

Swift has long sought an entrance into feature films. She was reportedly on the shortlist of actresses to play Eponine in Tom Hooper's highly anticipated adaptation of "Les Miserable," along with Lea Michele and Scarlett Johansson. Unfortunately for Swift, the role ended up going to relatively unknown stage actress Samantha Barks.

On the bright side, Swift has appeared in the feature film "Valentine's Day" (opposite then-boyfriend Taylor Lautner), and provided her voice to the 2012 blockbuster "The Lorax." She also sorta acted like Katniss Everdeen in the video for "Safe & Sound," Swift's contribution to the "Hunger Games" soundtrack.

Mitchell, who turns 69 this year, is one of the most renowned singers all time. Her classic albums include "Blue," "Ladies of the Canyon" and "Court and Spark."

For more on "Girls Like Us," including which "Midnight In Paris" actress could play Carole King, head over to Variety.

[via Variety]

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Joni Mitchell's album as "Court and Speak." It is in fact "Court and Spark."


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