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Cheno as Dusty (Film)

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Cheno as Dusty (Film)#1
Posted: 5/1/08 at 9:52pm
From Todays Variety


Nicole Kidman is tuning up for a film based on the life of British pop singer Dusty Springfield for Fox 2000.
Kidman will produce and star in the project, which will reunite the actress with scribe Michael Cunningham, who penned the novel "The Hours." Cunningham is currently writing the Springfield screenplay.

And this bit here.....

Universal is developing its own Dusty Springfield biopic with Kristin Chenoweth attached to star. That project is being written and directed by Jessica Sharzer


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117984969.html?categoryid=16&cs=1
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#2
Posted: 5/1/08 at 9:54pm
Madonna was attached to produce a dusty springfield film about a year ago to
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#2
Posted: 5/1/08 at 9:56pm
That was also in the variety story.
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Posted: 5/1/08 at 10:26pm
I'd rather see Chenoweth do her over-the-top theater mannerisms on film than Botoxed Kidman be zzz.
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Posted: 5/1/08 at 11:14pm

It'll be like those competing Capotes. Who will come out on top? My money's on the Kid.
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#5
Posted: 5/2/08 at 12:17am
La Chenoweth as Dusty Springfield was ALWAYS a hilarious idea -- Dusty was statuesque and sung in a husky soulful voice... both of which La Chenoweth doesn't possess.

If there is anyone she was born to play is Dolly Parton. The look; the voice; the height -- she IS Dolly Parton without even stretching.

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Posted: 5/2/08 at 12:25am
Speaking of botox, I had a dream last night that I got my face injected with botox. It was literally terrifying.
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#7
Posted: 5/2/08 at 12:31am
Whatever happened to the 2 Janis Joplin pics that were in development? Wasn't Renee Zellwegger supposed to star in one?
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#8
Posted: 5/2/08 at 12:33am
Neithers of these "actresses" say Dusty to me but Kidman and Cunningham have the clout to get the green light on this bio=pic.

Welcome back Munky, where u been?
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#9
Posted: 5/2/08 at 12:35am
Why all the interest in Dusty Springfield? Am I missing something?
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#10
Posted: 5/2/08 at 12:41am
Dusty was a goddess, as simple as that!
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#11
Posted: 5/2/08 at 12:42am
Amazing voice, Super hits, Lesbianism, etc etc etc...
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Posted: 5/2/08 at 2:58am
CurtainPullDowner & rosscoe(au) - I've now listened to MP3 tracks. - I knew the name before, but I guess I never heard her stuff. Quite a voice! Thanks for the intro.

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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#13
Posted: 5/2/08 at 9:54am
Hollywood has messed up a few of these bio pics. One example was overlooking Beverly D'Angelo when they did Patsy Cline. She was excellent as Patsy in Coal Miner's Daughter.

As far as Cheno goes, she is in no way Dusty Springfield. Not only is the singing voice wrong (Cheno is too legit) but the speaking voice is wrong. Her speaking voice is squeaky.

They'd do better to go with Rene Zellwegger as Dusty and have her lip synch the songs. Look at the picture Brody posted--spitting image of Rene.




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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#14
Posted: 5/2/08 at 10:03am
Too bad Jane Alexander is too old for the part.
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Posted: 5/2/08 at 11:48am
Cheno would make a great Dolly Parton.

She would be a disaster as Dusty Springfield. Jean Smart would be wonderful (depending on the years the bio covers).
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#16
Posted: 5/2/08 at 1:38pm
Let's see: Dusty was gay, was a cutter (she cut herself on her arms hence rarely were her arms bare), hated her legs (hence the long gowns and rarely performed in slacks), loved big stringy arrangements, died young and had troubles with substances shall we say?

Well, hell. Ho-hum. Who wasn't, didn't and hasn't?

What I would like to see is Dusty being accepted by the US Motown acts as an equal (she sometimes sang as a Vandella with 'Martha Reeves and the...' off-stage on a mike and the audience never knew) and promoting the groups like mad in the UK. So many of the early R+B-soul acts have praised Dusty for opening international frontiers for them. And she did this basically by herself at least until others caught on.

Can't you see a bottle-blonde English girl of Irish lineage singing back-up for Heat Wave and Quicksand wearing a gown at 10:00 a.m. in full drag make-up? That's entertainment!
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#17
Posted: 5/2/08 at 1:58pm
Martha Reeves and Dusty (what?! Dusty in a sleeve-less top?!)
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What?! Dusty in a short skirt?!
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re: Cheno as Dusty (Film)#18
Posted: 5/2/08 at 7:35pm
I remember when this was first announced and they had a pic of Chen as Dusty in a magazine and she looked almost identical. I think Chen will be way better as Dusty then Kidman, but kidman is and Oscar winning movie star so chen will probably get the shaft.