The Dukes of Hazzard: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow's The Dukes of Hazzard.
The role effectively serves as her feature film debut, though she did make an appearance playing herself in the 2002 feature The Master of Disguise.
Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville already had been cast as Bo and Luke Duke, respectively, in the big-screen version of the television series that Jay Chandrasekhar is directing, and Bill Gerber is producing.
John O'Brien wrote the screenplay that attracted Chandrasekhar's interest. Chandrasekhar and the rest of comedy troupe Broken Lizard will do additional writing. Bruce Berman is exec producing for Village Roadshow. Greg Silverman and Dana Goldberg are the execs overseeing for Warners and Village Roadshow, respectively.
Pop star Simpson shot to fame when her marital misadventures with fellow singer and husband, Nick Lachey, aired on MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica." She has played herself in countless TV appearances and had a guest starring run on "That '70s Show."