Joni Mitchell: ‘I squelched planned biopic starring Taylor Swift’

Swift was due to play Mitchell in an adaptation of Sheila Weller's book 'Girls Like Us'

Joni Mitchell has revealed that she put the brakes on a mooted biopic starring Taylor Swift.

Back in 2012, the ‘Shake It Off’ singer was in line to play Mitchell in Girls Like Us, a film adaptation of Sheila Weller’s book examining the impact of the ‘Both Sides Now’ singer and her 1970s peers Carole King and Carly Simon.

However, the project has since stalled and Mitchell has now taken the credit, telling The Sunday Times: “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,” Mitchell added, “assumptions, assumptions, assum­p­tions.”

On November 17, Mitchell released a remastered greatest hits collection featuring 53 songs from her highly acclaimed career. The legendary singer-songwriter’s final studio album, ‘Shine’, came out in 2007.