Jewel becomes June
Friday, May 4, 2012
– Jewel will star as June Carter cash in a Lifetime movie, "The June Carter Cash Story."
Matt Ross ("American Horror Story") will play Johnny Cash, Carter Cash's husband. The film is based on the memoir "Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait Of June Carter Cash" by Carter Cash's son John Carter Cash. Allison Anders will direct with filming this summer in Atlanta for a premiere later this year. Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch and John Carter Cash are executive producing.
The movie follows June from early childhood growing up in the rural Virginia to her turbulent yet enduring relationship with Cash, who was her third husband.
The Cashes were the subject of another movie, "Walk the Line." Reese Witherspoon portrayed Jane Carter in the 2005 movie, taking an Oscar for her performance. Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash.
Jewel, now working as a country artist after starting in pop, will make her first major acting role with this movie. She had small roles in Ang Lee's "Ride With The Devil" and Jake Kasdan's "Walk Hard."
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