Lifetime has greenlit The June Carter Cash Story with Jewel in the starring role.
The telepic is based on John Carter Cash’s book about his mother’s life, Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash. It will chronicle the singer’s life from her early beginnings to her marriage to Johnny Cash, who will be played by American Horror Story‘s Matt Ross. Allison Anders (Southland) will direct from a screenplay from Richard Friedenberg (A River Runs through It).
Filming will begin this summer in Atlanta for a premiere later this year.