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"Coal Miner's Daughter" is going to Broadway

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Zooey Deschanel is heading to Broadway to portray Loretta Lynn.

Country music star Loretta Lynn, right, and actress Zooey Deschanel sing Lynn's hit "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. During her appearance on the show, Lynn announced that a musical of "Coal Miner's Daughter" is in development and Deschanel will play her. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Zooey Deschanel is heading to Broadway to portray Loretta Lynn.

The musical is called "Coal Miner's Daughter," and it's based on Lynn's life story.

Lynn made the surprise announcement during her performance
at a Grand Ole Opry show in Nashville.

Deschanel joined her on stage to sing the title tune.

Lynn did the same thing more than 30 years ago with Sissy Spacek to announce that Spacek would play her in the movie version.

Spacek won an Oscar for the role.

There's no word yet on when the play will make its debut.


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