We just heard Zooey Deschanel
will play longtime Epiphone fan Loretta Lynn in the Broadway adaption of Lynn's autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter.
"Loretta Lynn and her music have been inspirations for me for as long as I can remember," said Deschanel. "She is a true legend, and to be chosen to play such an iconic woman is a dream come true."
Lynn introduced Zooey at the Ryman Auditorium last night. "It’s a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I’d see Coal Miner’s Daughter
on a movie screen, and now I can’t believe it’s going to be on a stage for people to see," said Lynn. "I’m going to be right there in the front row. And I know Zooey is going to be great – she sings and writes her own songs just like I do, and we even have the same color eyes!"
Congrats Zooey! Now all you need is an Epiphone Excellente
acoustic and she's all set.