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Ann Wilson Says Heart Biopic Written by Carrie Brownstein Is in Development

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(L-R) Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, 1970s.

Ann Wilson revealed the plans last week.

A biopic about the pioneering rock band Heart is in the works, according to guitarist Ann Wilson, who also revealed that Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein is on board to write the unnamed project.

"Yeah, there's one in the works," Wilson told SiriusXM Volume West host Lyndsey Parker last week about the film, which Brownstein is apparently also writing.

While the script is a work in progress at the moment, Wilson -- who has fronted the band since 1970 along with her sister, singer Nancy -- said, "I saw the first draft of the script, it's really cool...The script started in childhood and ended up in the '90s."

Wilson said the Amazon project is set to be produced by Sleepless in Seattle's Lynda Obst, and that she doesn't have any particular actresses in mind to portray the pioneering female-fronted Seattle rock band (best known for such 1970s and early 80s FM-radio staples as "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda" and "What About Love").

While "a few actresses" have come forward, she said she thought the one actress who's expressed interest in playing her in the film, Anne Hathaway, "isn't exactly right for it."

Spokespeople for Amazon Studios and Brownstein could not be reached for comment at press time.

In the meantime, Wilson said the search for the lead roles is ongoing and it's not known yet if whoever gets cast will sing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's hits themselves or lip synch.

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