Witherspoon To Play Peggy Lee

Reese Witherspoon will star in an untitled biopic of singer Peggy Lee currently in development at Fox 2000 reports Variety.

The story will explore the professional and personal life of the singer, prolific songwriter, composer and actress who is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists in history.

Nora Ephron is writing the script and is attached to direct, while Witherspoon will produce alongside Marc Platt. Witherspoon recently secured the rights to Lee’s story from the late singer’s estate.