• Jazz Loop

Peggy Lee is Going to be Played by Michelle Williams, in Todd Haynes–Directed Biopic


Peggy Lee's Biopic is coming! Michelle Williams has been cast as Peggy Lee in a forthcoming biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Todd Haynes, who previously worked with Williams on the Bob Dylan–centric I’m Not Here, is set to direct the project. THR notes that Fever is based on a Nora Ephron screenplay, but that the project was shelved after her death in 2012. Billboard reports that Billie Eilish is also in talks to join Fever as an executive producer. Peggy Lee established herself as a big-band singer in the early 1940s, writing nearly 300 songs and maintaining a prolific career as a songwriter and entertainer. Her many hits included “Fever” and “Is That All There Is.” She died in 2002 at age 81. In 2017, Deadline reported that Williams had been cast as Janis Joplin in a biopic approved by the late singer’s estate. The movie had permission to use two dozen of Joplin’s songs, but no further release details have been announced. (Pitch Fork)



Contact The Loop Team!

Have an album you want us to review? Have a question about our content? Want to chat about your favorite album? Want to let us know that we make your day? We are always here to answer any inquiries! Drop us a line!

© 2020 The Loop Network