Why Joni Mitchell Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic

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Taylor Swift attends the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

A few years ago, news broke that Taylor Swift was in talks to star as Joni Mitchell in an adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon.

Now, fans have learned one of the reasons the project has yet to come to fruition.

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"I squelched that," Mitchell told The Sunday Times of the nixed biopic (via NME). "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.' It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes." Mitchell also noted of the source material, "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books ... assumptions, assumptions, assumptions."

Sounds like a perfect situation for Swift's new mantra.