August 10th, 2010
11:25 AM ET
It looks like Reese Witherspoon will need to warm up her pipes once again.
The actress, who won an Oscar in 2005 for her portrayal of June Carter in “Walk the Line," is in talks to play the legendary singer and performer Peggy Lee, according to Variety.
Lee rose to fame in the 1940’s, and went on to record a number of hit albums and songs, including “Is That All There Is?”
Witherspoon is already on board as producer of the project, along with Marc Platt, whom the 34-year-old actress worked with on the “Legally Blonde” franchise. Witherspoon secured the rights to Lee’s story from her estate after meeting with Lee’s granddaughter.
Nora Ephron, who is reportedly a fan of Lee's, will write the script and direct.
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