Zooey Deschanel To Star In Loretta Lynn Musical

Corban Goble | May 11, 2012 - 12:29 pm

According to The Observer, Zooey Deschanel will star in the Broadway adaptation of the classic 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter, based on the life of Loretta Lynn. Let’s run this down: she’s got a TV show (New Girl), a rock band (She & Him), has been in some critically-liked films (Almost Famous, 500 Days Of Summer, etc.), and now will star in a Broadway musical. Since Tonys are only awarded to “new” musicals (here are the rules, if you care) it’s entirely feasible that Zooey could win one. So the question has to be posed — EGOT for Zooey?!