You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jewel to play June Carter Cash for Lifetime

Biopic to shoot in Atlanta, debut later this year

Lifetime has tabbed Jewel to play the title role in “The June Carter Cash Story.”

Telepic is based on John Carter Cash’s book of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.”

Richard Friedenberg will write the screenplay, and indie film director Allison Anders is set to direct. John Carter Cash will exec produce with Steven Michaels and Jonathan Koch. Asylum Entertainment is producing.

Production will begin this summer in Atlanta, with the film scheduled to debut later in the year. Story details Carter Cash’s early childhood in rural Virginia to her relationship with music icon Johnny Cash.

Jewel released her country music debut album, “Perfectly Clear,” in 2008. Her most recent album is 2011’s “The Merry Goes Round.”

More TV

  • Taye Diggs

    Taye Diggs Joins April Blair-Spencer Paysinger Pilot at CW

    Lifetime has tabbed Jewel to play the title role in “The June Carter Cash Story.” Telepic is based on John Carter Cash’s book of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.” Richard Friedenberg will write the screenplay, and indie film director Allison Anders is set to direct. John Carter […]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Drunk History' Renewed

    TV News Roundup: 'Drunk History' Renewed for Season 6 at Comedy Central

    Lifetime has tabbed Jewel to play the title role in “The June Carter Cash Story.” Telepic is based on John Carter Cash’s book of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.” Richard Friedenberg will write the screenplay, and indie film director Allison Anders is set to direct. John Carter […]

  • kristin chenoweth

    Kristin Chenoweth to Star in 'Trial and Error' Season 2 at NBC

    Lifetime has tabbed Jewel to play the title role in “The June Carter Cash Story.” Telepic is based on John Carter Cash’s book of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.” Richard Friedenberg will write the screenplay, and indie film director Allison Anders is set to direct. John Carter […]

  • Peak TV Saturation TV Placeholder

    HBO, CW, Sundance Execs Offer Advice on Breaking into TV for Young Writers

    Lifetime has tabbed Jewel to play the title role in “The June Carter Cash Story.” Telepic is based on John Carter Cash’s book of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.” Richard Friedenberg will write the screenplay, and indie film director Allison Anders is set to direct. John Carter […]

  • 'Sense8' Star Takes Lead Role in

    'Sense8' Star Brian J. Smith Takes Lead Role in 'L.A. Confidential' Pilot at CBS

    Lifetime has tabbed Jewel to play the title role in “The June Carter Cash Story.” Telepic is based on John Carter Cash’s book of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.” Richard Friedenberg will write the screenplay, and indie film director Allison Anders is set to direct. John Carter […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content