Simpson Puts Up Her 'Dukes'
Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in the film adaptation of the hit TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard."Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in the film adaptation of the hit TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard." The role effectively serves as her feature film debut, though she did make an appearance playing herself in the 2002 feature "The Master of Disguise."
Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville have already had been cast as Bo and Luke Duke, respectively. The film will be directed by Broken Lizard comedy troupe member Jay Chandrasekhar, best known for directing "Super Troopers" and "Club Dread." Chandrasekhar and the rest of Broken Lizard will do additional writing.
Already an established recording artist, Simpson took her fame to a new lebel when her marital misadventures with fellow singer and husband, Nick Lachey, aired on MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica." She has played herself in countless TV appearances and had a guest starring run on "That '70s Show."
The artist recently wrapped a summer tour in support of her latest Columbia album, "In This Skin." She and Lachey have also recorded a version of "A Whole New World" for the special edition "Aladdin" DVD, due Oct. 5 via Disney.