Patsy & Loretta are coming to Lifetime. The cable network has given the go-ahead for a new movie that focuses on the friendship between Country Music Hall of Famers Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, according to Deadline. Two actresses with Broadway backgrounds will play the legends: Megan Hilty, who starred in NBC’s TV musical Smash, will be Patsy, while Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, who starred in Waitress and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will be Loretta. While the leads clearly have the pipes to pull off everything from “You Ain’t Woman Enough” to “Sweet Dreams,” the movie will also have authenticity: Both Patsy’s daughter Julie Fudge and Loretta’s daughter Patsy Lynn Russell are co-producers on the project. Nashville creator and Oscar-winner Callie Khouri is directing.
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