The film, tentatively titled “White Horse,” is set to begin filming this fall in Nashville and Vancouver, which will double as Swift’s hometown in Pennsylvania.
“Crazy excited, yl’all (sic)” Bynes tweeted last night when her reps confirmed the casting. “Gonna shoe (sic) the haters they can all suck it when I get my oscar 4 this movie!!!”
Bynes went on to compare her upcoming performance to also-recently-in-trouble-with-the-law actress Reese Witherspoon, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line.” “If Rese (sic) can win a (sic) oscar for playing a music lady, you beter (sic) believe I sure as hell can!”
It is unclear how much involvement Swift herself will have with the film, but some sources said they aren’t ruling out a cameo, maybe “as Carrie Underwood or something crazy meta like that!”
Other confirmed casting choices include Swift’s former boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal as former boyfriend Joe Jonas, and former boyfriend Taylor Lautner as former boyfriend Conor Kennedy. Sources said that Bruce Willis is in talks to portray Tim McGraw, who gave Swift her first big break when he hired her to open for him on tour, and who recently released the hit duet, “Highway Don’t Care,” with Swift.
Denzel Washington has signed on to play Kanye West.
Bynes said she is convinced, too, that this film will jump start her career again like Lindsay Lohan’s portrayal last year of Liz Taylor did for hers. “Making room on my mantle now for my oscar and my gOlden (sic) globe! :)”