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Reese Witherspoon and Fox 2000 are in a fever over Peggy Lee.

The actress and the studio are in talks to develop a biopic about the famous singer's life -- with the blessing of Lee's estate -- to be written and directed by Nora Ephron ('Julie & Julia') with Witherspoon to star as Lee. According to Variety, Witherspoon is the driving force behind the project, having secured the rights to Lee's story before bringing it to Fox 2000, where she made 'Walk the Line,' the Johnny Cash biopic that starred Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix. Reese Witherspoon and Fox 2000 are in a fever over Peggy Lee.

The actress and the studio are in talks to develop a biopic about the famous singer's life -- with the blessing of Lee's estate -- to be written and directed by Nora Ephron ('Julie & Julia') with Witherspoon to star as Lee. According to Variety, Witherspoon is the driving force behind the project, having secured the rights to Lee's story before bringing it to Fox 2000, where she made 'Walk the Line,' the Johnny Cash biopic that starred Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix.

Lee began her career as a big band singer, recording her first hit, 'Why Don't You Do Right?' with Benny Goodman in 1942. Her career spanned seven decades, and included work as a composer, songwriter, TV and movie actress, in addition to recording scores of hit albums and songs, including 'Fever' and 'Is That All There Is?' She wrote a number of songs for and voiced characters in Disney's 1955 'Lady and the Tramp,' and starred in the 1952 version of 'The Jazz Singer' and 1955s 'Pete Kelly's Blues.' Lee died in 2002.

All we can say is: It's about time.