In the wake of Chess biopics, Marley docs, and the rest of the musical fare out there, Variety reports that we're about to get some Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. However, it's not some straight, typical biographical fare. Katie Jacobs, executive producer of House, has optioned the rights to Sheila Weller's Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon -- And the Journey of a Generation.

I haven't read the book, but it sounds like this could make a pretty unique film. The book is a coming of age story, but instead of fictional girls, we're getting three notable female singers. There's King's middle-class upbringing, Mitchell's Canadian farmer grandparents, and Simon's "Manhattan intellectual upper crust." To give you an idea -- on the book link above, to Amazon, you can check out an excerpt from the book, which discusses Carole Klein (King) trying to come up with a new name by scouring the phone book at the age of 14.

Jacobs is hoping to make this for the big screen, rather than television, and I imagine that with the right script, that shouldn't be too hard -- youth mixed with music usually does well. But who could play King, Mitchell, and Simon as teens?
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