Contact Us

Jewel to Walk the Line as June Carter Cash in Lifetime Biopic

Jewel Kilcher
Getty Images, Michael Loccisano

Snaggletoothed songstress-turned-actress, Jewel Kilcher has been tapped to play Johnny Cash’s beloved wife and musical partner June Carter Cash in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, ‘The June Carter Cash Story.’

Kilcher will step into the role that earned Reese Witherspoon an Academy Award in James Mangold’s 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, ‘Walk the Line.’ ‘American Horror Story‘ and ‘Big Love’ star, Matt Ross will play the Johnny to Jewel’s June.

Lifetime programming VP, Rob Sharenow promises a film that will explore Carter Cash’s own musical and personal journey, a story that’s often overshadowed by that of her music icon husband.

“Many people know about the legendary love story of Johnny and June, but June Carter Cash has her own epic journey filled with triumphs, tragedies, loves and losses. This movie will explore all aspects of the woman behind the icon, and we’re thrilled Jewel will be playing the role,” said Sharenow.

The made-for-TV-movie will draw on “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash,” a memoir written by the couple’s son, John Carter Cash, for source material. The Carter Cash biopic marks the second book-to-TV-movie announcement from the network today, who earlier revealed Rob Lowe’s casting in a film about the Casey Anthony trial.

Coincidentally, Jewel appeared in Judd Apatow’s ‘Walk the Line’ send-up, ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.’ However, it’s unlikely the Lifetime flick will involve dwarfs or machetes.

More from Mix931fm.com

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix931fm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Mix 93.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Mix 93.1 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!