Zooey Deschanel to Play the Lead in HBO's I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie Based on Pamela Des Barres's Memoir 2010-02-03 10:30:14

Zooey Deschanel Is With the Band

I've always had a bit of a girl crush on Zooey Deschanel, and not just because of her films. The actress has become a hipster darling of sorts thanks to her cute retro look and side gig with She and Him, which is why she seems perfectly cast for HBO's dramedy I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie. Deschanel has signed on for the new series, based on Pamela Des Barres’s memoir about running around with musicians and movie stars in the late '60s. Des Barres has shared her experiences bedding the likes of Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, and Don Johnson, so expect to see their doppelgangers pop up during the course of the show. How fun will it be to see actors playing icons like Mick?

Deschanel may not have scored any award noms for my beloved (500) Days of Summer, but perhaps an Emmy is in her future instead. The premise sounds a bit like the story of Penny Lane, a la Almost Famous, and Deschanel definitely fits right in to the era. If I'm With the Band manages to hit a similar note — with a killer soundtrack to boot — count me in. How about you?

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