Taylor Swift is already in line to play Joni Mitchell, as Variety first reported this spring.
Rising stars testing for the role of Simon include Allison Williams ("Girls"), Jessica Pare ("Mad Men") and Analeigh Tipton ("Crazy, Stupid, Love"); among the actresses who will read for the role of King are Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Olivia Thirlby ("Dredd 3D"), Ari Graynor ("For a Good Time, Call") and Zoe Kazan ("Ruby Sparks").
Other than Taylor, I really don't know any of those actresses. Sorry. I wonder why they're not also looking into singers for the two uncast leads?
Joni's website notes Rhino Records is collecting these ten albums for a boxed set:
• Song To A Seagull (1968)
• Clouds (1969)
• Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
• Blue (1971)
• For The Roses (1972)
• Court and Spark (1974)
• The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
• Hejira (1976)
• Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (1977)
• Mingus (1979)
If, like me, you already have them all on CD, you may be less than impressed. They could get me to buy that boxed set by including some tracks not on the albums, maybe alternate takes or songs recorded but never released?
Carly's the only one of the three that's had a boxed set (Clouds In My Coffee). Carole had a double disc (which had every track from Tapesty on it and ended in 1977 or 78 -- not a career overview).
Joni needs one. Not sure about Carole.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"