Kaley Cuoco is taking on a legendary role.
The 35-year-old The Flight Attendant actress will star in an upcoming limited series about Doris Day based on A.E. Hotchner’s Doris Day: Her Own Story, Variety reported Friday (March 12).
The 1976 biography is based on a series of interviews with the late screen icon, and it is considered her autobiography.
More about Doris Day‘s legacy, via Variety: “[Doris Day] started in show business as a singer, and made her film debut in the late 1940s in movie musicals. In the ’50s and ‘60s, she was a huge star and box office draw. Day showed her talents in such movies as Calamity Jane (1953); Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, in which she sang ‘Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be),’ which became her signature song; The Pajama Game (1957); and Pillow Talk (1959) with Rock Hudson and Tony Randall, a successful combination of actors that repeated itself twice more. Day was famously seen as the ‘good girl,’ with conservative tastes and politics reflected in her real life, and her image fell out of step with the times as the ’60s progressed. Day married four times, and her third husband lost all of their money, leaving her in debt when he died in 1968. A new television career, which she was loathe to have, saved her from financial ruin.”
The stars also have at least one big shared interest: in the ‘70s, Doris turned to animal welfare causes. Kaley is a competitive horse rider, and an owner of many dogs.
No network is attached to the project yet.