Joni Mitchell Squashed Biopic Starring Taylor Swift

Back in 2012, Taylor Swift was attached to star in a movie based on the 2008 book Girls Like Us, a biography that detailed the rise of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon. Swift would have starred as Mitchell opposite a cast that could have included Mad Men’s Jessica Pare as Simon and The Newsroom’s Alison Pill as King. The film never got past the idea stage, however, and in a new interview with The Sunday Times (via NME), Joni Mitchell is taking credit for halting the film: “I squelched that! I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.’ It’s just a lot of gossip, you don’t have the great scenes. […] There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books. Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.”