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Michelle Williams has signed on to play Peggy Lee in a biopic for the legendary singer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The biopic will be directed by Todd Haynes. Marc Platt, who produced Reese Witherspoon’s two Legally Blonde films, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon will join Witherspoon in producing the project. Fever, based on a Nora Ephron screenplay, was delayed after Ephron died in 2012.
The film is now written by Doug Wright, who won the Tony and Pulitzer Prize for I Am My Own Wife and was nominated for an Golden Globe for Quills.
Williams, a four-time Oscar nominee, starred in Fosse/Verdon, an FX series focused on Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon that co-stars Sam Rockwell. She earned the Oscar nominations for her work on Manchester by the Sea, My Week With Marilyn, Blue Valentine and Brokeback Mountain.
Williams also won a Golden Globe in 2012 for her starring role in My Week With Marilyn.
Williams is repped by WME, while Haynes is repped by CAA.
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