Reese Witherspoon to star in biopic of jazz legend Peggy Lee

Updated: Aug 15, 2010, 14:23 PM IST

London: Reese Witherspoon has apparently signed on to star in a biopic of jazz legend Peggy Lee.

The 34-year-old will also produce the film about the singer who died in 2002.

“It’s a passion for Reese, who has long admired Lee,” the Daily Express quoted a source as saying.

Meanwhile, a representative for Witherspoon has dismissed rumours that the actress is ready to marry her agent boyfriend Jim Toth.

The `Legally Blonde` star has been dating Toth for seven months.