Loretta Lynn has hand-picked Zooey Deschanel to play her in the upcoming Broadway production of Coal Miner's Daughter, the role that brought Sissy Spacek an Oscar. Here is the Legend herself introducing Deschenel at the Ryman Auditorium:
What do you think? My first impression is that Zooey is too cutesy-cute to play the gutsy, down-to-earth Loretta Lynn. Does she have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Spacek's indelible performance? I'm also a little surprised it took this long to bring Coal Miner's Daughter to Broadway.