The battle over who will get to play Anna Nicole Smith in an upcoming Lifetime biopic is heating up, and at the center of it are Christina Hendricks and Jenny McCarthy.

“They are neck and neck," says a source at the network. “The producers love them both and it could come down to a final audition to determine who will get one of the most sought-after parts in Hollywood right now. Both women really wowed the producers, who were especially bowled over by how strikingly similar Christina with a blonde wig looked to Anna Nicole.”

72-year-old actor James Cromwell, whose last notable role was in The Artist, is rumored to be on cusp of signing on to play J. Howard Marshall, Anna Nicole's late husband. The film is set to begin shooting before Christmas, so these roles should be solidified soon.

[via Daily Express]