"Many people know about the legendary love story of Johnny and June, but June Carter Cash has her own epic journey filled with triumphs, tragedies, loves and losses," Lifetime executive Rob Sharenow said. "This movie will explore all aspects of the woman behind the icon, and we're thrilled Jewel will be playing the role."
The film, which stars Matt Ross (American Horror Story) as Johnny Cash, is based on the memoir Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash, written by the couple's son, John Carter Cash. Richard Friedenberg is adapting the book and Allison Anders will direct. Cash, along with Steven Michaels and Jonathan Koch, will executive-produce.