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Reese Witherspoon Gets 'Fever' for Peggy Lee Biopic

Reese Witherspoon Gets 'Fever' for Peggy Lee Biopic

Reese Witherspoon is planning her next big project – and she’s taking on the role of singer Peggy Lee!

The 35-year-old actress will team up with Marc Platt (Legally Blonde) to produce a biopic about the late jazz singer’s life, according to Variety. Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia) will write the screenplay and is attached to direct.

Peggy is best known for her version of “Fever” – listen below!

Peggy Lee – Fever

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14 Responses to “Reese Witherspoon Gets 'Fever' for Peggy Lee Biopic”

  1. 1
    Dawn Says:

    Reese’s is not 35. She’s 34. She won’t be 35 till March.

  2. 2
    slambang Says:

    NO. No, no, no, no, NO. H*LL no!

  3. 3
    ednonymous Says:


    Thank you Dawn, that’s a very important fact. Now take your medication and get back in the basement.

  4. 4
    slambang Says:

    Vote me down all you want – I still say NO NO NO!

    TEAM JAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. 5
    pickles Says:

    I agree. HAIL NO!!!!! NO WAY!!! This will definitely be an unmitigated disaster. This is like Kevin Spacey making the Bobby Darin movie.

    WTF will want to see it. Reese cannot act. Reese absolutely cannot sing. Peggy Lee was a classic. My mother loved her and played her records all the time. All the girls who buy Avon will desert her.

  6. 6
    Jimmy Says:

    How long has it been since she has made a really profitable movie? Her salary per movie is trending, down, is it not? I’d say she had better make something really profitable quick or her super career is going to fade away. And she isn’t getting any younger. I don’t see her staying fresh into middle age like Meryl Streep.

  7. 7
    mimi Says:

    Oh no who told her she could sing. I don’t get it these actors always getting good roles only to muck them up. She sucks A terribly…she getting uglier as she gets older.

  8. 8
    god Says:


  9. 9
    jonas Says:

    Reese is absolutely incapable of being sexy or earthy or sultry. How in God’s name can she play Peggy Lee?

  10. 10
    kelly Says:

    Is anyone dying to see Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd fight over The Chin? Neither one of them would be interested in Reese in real life but that’s the plot of her new movie…I wonder if it will come with a “please suspend disbelief” warning.

  11. 11
    Kristin Says:

    Sounds great! I mean, Reese was great in “Walk the Line”, which also involved singing, and playing a real woman. She won an Oscar for that role, remember?

  12. 12
    Kristin Says:

    Kelly: what is your problem??, you and all the other jealous posters on this forum. How do you know if these two wouldnt be interested in Reese? I think she is one of the most beautiful women in the world, especially when she was younger. I would love to see a photo of you, kelly! Here is one of my favourite Reese pics:

  13. 13
    cole Says:

    LOL at the women who find Reese so wonderful. Even they admit she only had one moment of pretty and that was years ago. Face facts she a Snooki sized shrew. As a guy I am totally not attracted to her. But Hollywood is going to put her in everything even though her audience has moved on to Anna Faris and all the younger hotter actresses are what the guys want to see.

  14. 14
    Kristin Says:

    Hmmm, Cole: I dont admit that she only had ONE moment of pretty. I think that she was extremely beautiful when she was a bit younger. I think she is a bit too thin now (and the chin shows more then), but she is still very, very beautiful.

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