Willie Nelson has a new film project in the works. “Entertainment Weekly” says the country legend has been tapped for a lead role in “Waiting For the Miracle to Come.” And he won’t have to travel far to get to the set. The movie will be shot at his Spicewood, Texas ranch. The story follows an aspiring trapeze artist, who meets up with two former vaudeville stars — played by Nelson and Charlotte Rampling — as she’s searching for a goldmine in the California desert. Filming is scheduled to begin in March.
The film’s writer-director Lian Lunson says she penned this script specifically for Willie, because the singer’s “presence and stillness as an actor is unlike anyone else.” Lian previously worked with Willie nearly 20 years ago, on the 1997 TV documentary “Willie Nelson: Down Home.”