09:03 PM EDT 04/13/2013
June Carter Cash
Originally posted 06/07/2012 07:00AM
Jewel looked almost unrecognizable on Tuesday when she Tweeted a first look photo of herself portraying June Carter Cash in an upcoming Lifetime movie based on the book, Anchored in Love.
Following in the footsteps of Reese Witherspoon, who won an Oscar for her role in Walk the Line, the singer-songwriter, 38, will play the late Johnny Cash's wife.
Sporting long, curly, dark hair – the opposite of her usual look – Jewel wrote, "Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth #ringoffire."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 05/06/2012 05:45PM
Talk about big shoes to fill.
In an upcoming Lifetime movie, Jewel will portray country legend June Carter Cash, CBS and the Associated Press report. The role of Cash won Reese Witherspoon an Oscar for her performance in 2005's Walk the Line.
Based on the book Anchored in Love, which John Carter Cash wrote about his mother, the movie will begin filming this summer in Atlanta and is scheduled to premiere later this year.
Matt Ross, who portrays Charles Montgomery on American Horror Story, will play Johnny Cash opposite the Grammy-winning Jewel.
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