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Old 29-09-2013, 20:49
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Oscar-winning singer Adele is in the early stages of discussions about playing Dusty Springfield on the big screen.

ĎThereís a project ó and itís true Adele is attached ó but itís in an early stage of development,í a studio executive with knowledge of the negotiations told me yesterday.

Screenwriter David Stenn, who writes for the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire, is about to be signed to a contract to write a script. It would explore Dustyís experiences as she went through a period of re-invention in 1968 when she moved to Memphis to work with producers at Atlantic records.

The resulting album, Dusty In Memphis, became a template against which many other vocalists have measured themselves. Its standout track, Son of A Preacher Man, was released as a single and went on to become one of her signature songs.

Adele cited it as one of her favourite numbers ó although she didnít study Dusty until after her first LP, 19, came out.

The Dusty movie is one of several that have been in the pipeline for years. Nicole Kidman has long been keen to portray the singer, and a few months ago I wrote about a stage musical of Dustyís life involving Sandi Toksvig as writer and Vicki Wickham and David Ian as producers.

Those involved tell me that if the script is accepted by a studio, London-based Working Title could be among those competing for Stennís services. A director has to be found, and Adele has to approve the screenplay and be ready to commit to carrying a major movie.

If itís green lights all the way, then shooting could start late next year or sometime in 2015.

The London-based spokesman for Adele did not deny my story but simply offered a Ďno comment on thisí when approached.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ringfield.html


Intersting, usually "no comment" from any spokesman means "yes".
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Old 29-09-2013, 21:46
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Jesus effing Christ, no!
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Old 29-09-2013, 21:58
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The thought of Adele doing serious acting does make me chuckle

But no. This should not and will not happen.
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:01
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I am a big fan of Jimmy Hendrix, and even though I am not black, never acted in a film, didnt even bother doing GCSE drama, I think I would be perfect for a major production movie.

The qualifications for acting these days appears to be as long as you are famous, even if it has nothing to do with acting. Although to be fair, Adele acts like she has talent so I guess she has that in her back pocket.
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:04
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I like how they mention she won an Oscar but don't mention that it wasn't actually for acting. Not trying to be shady, I just don't see the relevance of that Oscar in terms of her unknown acting ability.
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:20
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I am a big fan of Jimmy Hendrix, and even though I am not black, never acted in a film, didnt even bother doing GCSE drama, I think I would be perfect for a major production movie.
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Old 29-09-2013, 23:13
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I think that an actual actress should play Dusty Springfield. Adele can do the soundtrack if she wants.
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Old 29-09-2013, 23:16
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My point being, just because at one point Adele said she was inspired by Dusty, all of a sudden that makes her perfect for playing that role in a film about Dusty. Even though Adele is not an actor, and as far as I know has never acted in anything worth while.

Like compare Adele to Nicole Kidmen (mentioned in the OP), Nicole is an established acting talent, Adele is a not. But the chances of it going to Adele are pretty high, because they can do the whole big "Susan Boyle recreation moment" in the film and they think having a chubby karaoke singer is a much better choice than an actual actor.
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Old 29-09-2013, 23:19
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My point being, just because at one point Adele said she was inspired by Dusty, all of a sudden that makes her perfect for playing that role in a film about Dusty. Even though Adele is not an actor, and as far as I know has never acted in anything worth while.

Like compare Adele to Nicole Kidmen (mentioned in the OP), Nicole is an established acting talent, Adele is a not. But the chances of it going to Adele are pretty high, because they can do the whole big "Susan Boyle recreation moment" in the film and they think having a chubby karaoke singer is a much better choice than an actual actor.
I'm with you now.
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Old 30-09-2013, 02:06
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Whats the point?

Adele looks nothing like Dusty physically.

Adele's voice sounds nothing like Dusty's.
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Old 30-09-2013, 03:09
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The thought of Adele doing serious acting does make me chuckle

But no.This should not and will not happen.
Big, big mistake if it does
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Old 30-09-2013, 03:43
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I like how they mention she won an Oscar but don't mention that it wasn't actually for acting. Not trying to be shady, I just don't see the relevance of that Oscar in terms of her unknown acting ability.
but it does though...

Oscar-winning singer Adele
wow, a lot of assumptions and hysterics here based on a story propped up by sources from the daily mail. assuming there is any substance to this story, how do we know she cant act? adele graduated from the brit school of performing arts, its not beyond the realms of possibility that she could have learnt some acting there. where in the article does it state that adele may record vocals in the style of dusty? its possible they wont use her singing voice at all.

as for the size issue that has been addressed as subtly as a brick through a window in here, who's to say she wont get into shape for the role? just because she hasn't conformed to stereotype and lost weight to make it as a successful singer, that doesn't mean she wont lose weight for an acting role and actors physically prepare themselves for roles all the time. that is of course assuming there is any truth to this rumour, but if it is stunt casting like people have suggested here, then she has a lot of work to do to avoid making a complete fool of herself.
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Old 30-09-2013, 07:34
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I think that an actual actress should play Dusty Springfield. Adele can do the soundtrack if she wants.
Surely if they need an actress to do the acting, they should get a singer to do the singing?
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Old 30-09-2013, 15:57
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Whats the point?

Adele looks nothing like Dusty physically.

Adele's voice sounds nothing like Dusty's.
You really think that?
http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storag...=1380322022548 Adele looks a lot like Dusty.
And this role would be a perfect excuse for Adele to lose 3 stones.

Also, I can't imagine any other young British artist whose voice is more alike Dusty's than Adele's.
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Old 02-10-2013, 17:28
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I doubt Adele would do the singing, as most films use the real singer's recordings. The only time I know of where the actor/actress did their own singing was when Diana Ross did the Billie holiday film.
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Old 02-10-2013, 17:53
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I doubt Adele would do the singing, as most films use the real singer's recordings. The only time I know of where the actor/actress did their own singing was when Diana Ross did the Billie holiday film.
I know it wasn't a biopic exactly, but didn't they use Beyonce's own vocals in Cadillac Records? She sings five Etta James songs on the soundtrack.
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Old 02-10-2013, 17:57
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I know it wasn't a biopic exactly, but didn't they use Beyonce's own vocals in Cadillac Records? She sings five Etta James songs on the soundtrack.
Oh yeah, forgot about that. Yeah, Bey did her own for that.
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Old 02-10-2013, 18:00
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Didn't know Dusty was an overweight coarse Ginger
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Old 02-10-2013, 18:05
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Adele is not the right singer to portray Dusty.
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Old 02-10-2013, 18:10
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I am thinking that someone like Joss Stone is more suitable.
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Old 02-10-2013, 18:57
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I am thinking that someone like Joss Stone is more suitable.
Just when I though it couldn't get any worse...
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Old 02-10-2013, 19:02
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won't happen.

like most Adele stories there's no substance. The DM needs to accept they have nothing to report on Adele
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Old 02-10-2013, 23:26
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but it does though...
A lot of singers go into acting and win Oscars for acting. I just don't really see the point of mentioning it. They are trying to make out that she's going to be amazing because she has won an Oscar, even though it wasn't for acting.
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Old 02-10-2013, 23:59
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You really think that?
http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storag...=1380322022548Also, I can't imagine any other young British artist whose voice is more alike Dusty's than Adele's.
Beth Rowley! I think she sounds so much like Dusty. No idea if she can act though!
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:02
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A lot of singers go into acting and win Oscars for acting. I just don't really see the point of mentioning it. They are trying to make out that she's going to be amazing because she has won an Oscar, even though it wasn't for acting.
and then they're subsequently promoted as oscar winning actress or actor on film related media. while i am personally no fan of the daily mail and often question their integrity as a publication, in fact, i did so in that very post. however, i do think the oscar mention was somewhat relevant to the article and it wasn't particularly worded misleadingly in my honest opinion.
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