Jewel Will Play June Carter Cash in TV Movie

From left: Jewel, June Carter Cash and Reese Witherspoon

FilmMagic; Globe; Twentieth Century Fox

updated 05/04/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 05/06/2012 AT 5:45 PM ET

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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