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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Nicole Kidman celebrated her 43rd birthday on June 20, and in looking over her recent slate of films in post-production, and those for which she's signed to star, the one which caught our attention the most was the upcoming biopic of Dusty Springfield, who died of cancer in 1999 at the age of 59. Kidman will reportedly play the pop star who struggled throughout her life with drink, drugs and a secret lesbian life, all the while turning out dozens of hit songs with one of the most famous and beautiful
"blue-eyed soul" voices in all of popular music. Michael Cunningham, who wrote the novel, "The Hours", which was turned into the film for which Kidman won her Oscar, is writing the script. Legions of Dusty fans are crying "foul", (or throwing up Yellow Cards if they're sitting at a World Cup match), complaining that Kidman is not a singer. Well, let's face it, no one can sing like Dusty Springfield, so if Springfield's fans are waiting for an actress who can most closely mimic the iconic singer's voice, they're going to be waiting for awhile. From all accounts, the biopic will focus more on the pop star's life, and for that, the film needs an actress. We're excited to see what Kidman and Cunningham will come up with. Let's just pray it's not another "Bewitched", okay, Nicole?

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