Reese Witherspoon and Fox 2000 are in a fever over Peggy Lee.

The actress and the studio are in talks to develop a biopic about the famous singer's life -- with the blessing of Lee's estate -- to be written and directed by Nora Ephron ('Julie & Julia') with Witherspoon to star as Lee. According to Variety, Witherspoon is the driving force behind the project, having secured the rights to Lee's story before bringing it to Fox 2000, where she made 'Walk the Line,' the Johnny Cash biopic that starred Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix.
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