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05.01.08 57 Comments

Michael Cunningham, writer of The Hours (the novel) upon which the critically acclaimed best picture nominee starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep which no one saw was based, is currently writing a biopic about Dusty Springfield. He tells NYMag he wants Nicole Kidman for the lead.

"[Dusty Springfield] was a great artist who no one knew what to do with," he said. "She was coming into her full powers at the same time the Beatles were," he said, adding that she suddenly found herself the purveyor of a dying torchy genre. "But she is clearly going into history with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones."

All this time I was sitting here trying to figure out how Nicole Kidman was going to play an entire Neil Young band before I realized I was thinking of Buffalo Springfield.  Dusty Springfield was the chick who sang "Son of a Preacher Man".  Anyway, I think it’s pretty safe to say this will be the most hotly anticipated movie of the century.

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