Country icon Willie Nelson will reunite with Jessica Simpson in "Blonde Ambition," a loose remake of the 1988 film "Working Girl." Nelson plays the grandfather of Simpson's character, who becomes an u

Country icon Willie Nelson will reunite with Jessica Simpson in "Blonde Ambition," a loose remake of the 1988 film "Working Girl."

The story follows a young woman (Simpson) who becomes the unwitting pawn of two ruthless business executives in their bid to usurp and replace the head of an international conglomerate. Nelson is playing Simpson's grandfather. They previously worked together on her feature debut, "The Dukes of Hazzard."

Also cast is comedian Larry Miller, who will play the conglomerate's CEO. He previously starred for the film's director, Scott Marshall, in "Keeping Up with the Steins."

Previously cast in the film were Luke Wilson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Andy Dick and Penelope Ann Miller. The movie is shooting in New York and Shreveport, La. Sony Entertainment will release the film theatrically.

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