If someone ever thinks of doing a biography of the late pop icon Karen Carpenter for the big screen, they might want to consider actress-singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), 1/2 of She & Him, for the lead.
Evidence of this would be the following track from She & Him's "Volume 2", released in 2010. "Don't Look Back" is a throwback to AM radio pop of the 60's & 70's, with Zooey's voice falling in between Carpenter, and either Linda Ronstadt or the late Lesley Gore. Scope out the video, and let me know what you think.
I can picture Zooey covering "(They Long to Be) Close to You" or any other Carpenters hit, can't you?