Country singer Leann Rimes is hoping to land an acting role opposite KRIS KRISTOFFERSON in forthcoming blues film DIXIE STORMS.

The CAN'T FIGHT THE MOONLIGHT hitmaker, 22, enjoyed a taste of film-making when she sang during the climax of teen film Coyote Ugly in 2000.

LAURA BERNIERI, a representative from Saint Aire Productions, who is producing the film, explains, "LeAnn loved the script and expressed some interest in doing it. We're going through the process right now.

"I think she got the bug after working on four songs for Coyote Ugly. But, you know, all singers and musicians want to be in the movies."

Dixie Storms is about a grieving girl from the southern US states who becomes a blue singer. Filming begins in October (05).

27/06/2005 08:50