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Michelle Williams to Play Peggy Lee in Biopic - Billie Eilish in Talks to Produce!

Michelle Williams to Play Peggy Lee in Biopic - Billie Eilish in Talks to Produce!

Michelle Williams is playing Peggy Lee!

The 40-year-old Brokeback Mountain star is set to portray the Hollywood icon in upcoming biopic Fever from director Todd Haynes, Variety reported Thursday (February 4).

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Billie Eilish, her mother Maggie Baird, and Justin Lubliner, CEO of Billie‘s label Darkroom, are also in early discussions about possibly coming aboard the film as executive producers, according to the outlet.

Billie previously said Peggy Lee was an inspiration.

“I used to listen to tons of old music — Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Johnny Mathis and people like that — where all the songs had a perfect songwriting structure,” she previously said.

Peggy Lee is perhaps best known for her 1958 version of the song “Fever,” and recorded her first No. 1 hit “Somebody Else Is Taking My Place” at 22. She was nominated for an Oscar for 1955’s Pete Kelly’s Blues and took on several roles, like the 1955 Disney animated feature Lady and the Tramp. She died in 2002.

Years ago, the movie was set to take off with Reese Witherspoon attached to star.

It was recently revealed that another actress is replacing Michelle Williams in a HBO series.

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