Nicole Kidman to Play Dusty Springfield


Writer Michael Cunningham (The Hours) told New York Magazine that Nicole Kidman will play English pop singer Dusty Springfield in a biopic.

“She was a great artist who no one knew what to do with,” Cunningham 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.”

Cunningham said the film would include the lonely years in exile from the U.K. in Hollywood, the drinking and the drugging, and the tortured bisexual/lesbian feelings that wove through her checkered career, which ended when she died of cancer in 1999.