Jewel As June Carter Cash: See the First Photo!

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This week, singer-turned-actress Jewel posted a photo of herself from the set of her new Lifetime original movie, The June Carter Cash Story, in which she bares an uncanny resemblance to the late country music icon.

"Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth," she tweeted on Tuesday.

From the photo, Jewel appears to have dyed her hair brown for the role and donned blue contacts. No word yet on whether or not her teeth were permanently fixed for the role.

The June Carter Cash Story was first announced in May. It's said to follow June's entire life, from her early days as a child in Virginia, to her rocky relationship with music icon Johnny Cash (American Horror Story's Matt Ross).

It's the latest high-profile project for Lifetime, which is also spearheading a biopic about Elizabeth Taylor, in which troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan will take on the role of the late two-time Oscar-winning legend.

June Carter Cash was previously portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in the 2005 biopic Walk the Line. Witherspoon won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance.

Check out clips of Witherspoon as June Carter Cash, plus original footage of the music icon, in the videos below.

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  • Julie
    Julie

    Still better than Minka Kelly.

  • Julie
    Julie

    See Lifetime, HBO chooses REAL ACTORS for their movies.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Bill Murray for Oscar!

  • Julie
    Julie

    They really look like each other a lot, but I have serious doubts about Ashton's acting talent.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Don't screw up, or the angels will kill you.

  • Julie
    Julie

    I think she will be better than Reese Witherspoon. Too bad it's only a TV movie.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Can't wait!

  • Julie
    Julie

    The Butler sounds so exciting. So many actors playing so many important people.

  • Julie
    Julie

    AMAZING!

  • Julie
    Julie

    I want to see the pictures first, but I think Scarlett can do this .

  • Julie
    Julie

    I am still in shock that she will portrait this legend, but the movie is sure gonna bring a lot of rating for Lifetime.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hope she won't screw up.

  • InsertNameHere
    InsertNameHere

    Oh my god, who the fuck gave her that role, she's hot but she looks nothing like her

  • Agatha Sissons
    Agatha Sissons

    I am a huge huge fan of both Jewel and June Carter! Honestly, to my ears, both of these ladies have a SWEET HEAVENLY ANGELIC VOICE which is such a comfort and consolation to listen to especially before going to bed or if you have some kind of constant troubles in life! Jewel is the most beautiful girl inside and out (Should be noted as the MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL because she is!) So is the gentle yet strong beautiful June Carter! Jewel a pure country rooted who loves the real nature of the sweet country side. To have JEWEL to play June Carter Cash is the BEST and RIGHT choice that ever happened!!! I already looking forward so much into this. Jewel and June, the most inspiring women in my LIfe! ~♥~