Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

About That Kerry Washington/Kristin Chenoweth Dusty Springfield Biopic Project...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 27, 2012 at 12:42PM

This, as I've learned, is old news, though I wasn't aware of it until now, thanks to the fact that it popped up on my Kerry Washington alerts this morning; so I'll assume that many of you aren't aware of it either, since we never did post it on S&A.
0
Washington Chenoweth

This, as I've learned, is old news, though I wasn't aware of it until now, thanks to the fact that it popped up on my Kerry Washington alerts this morning; so I'll assume that many of you aren't aware of it either, since we never did post it on S&A.

The short story goes... Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has been developing a biopic on the late lesbian songstress Dusty Springfield for a couple of years now (Chenoweth would star as the singer), and she's set on Kerry Washington to play her lover in that upcoming film.

I'm not sure if it's common knowledge, but Dusty Springfield did have a relationship with an African American woman, and Kerry Washington is aware of Chenoweth's intent to cast her in the film, and Ms Washington has already agreed to do it.

This all came up again today, on a post on AfterEllen.com, in which Kerry was interviewed while doing press for her upcoming ABC series, Scandal (the Shonda Rhimes show); and in the interview, she was asked about the project.

She didn't have much to add, other than what's already been said; both actresses are keen on working together on the project... whenever (if) it actually happens.

Currently, it's still at the script stage, and according to Chenoweth in that same AfterEllen.com piece, the last draft of the script they had "needed a lot of work," and she has a Dolly Parton project that's taking up her time right now, so this Dustry Springfield film will have to wait until after that's done. However, she's anxious to do it, and with Kerry Washington.

No word on whether financing is in place yet, or who would direct, etc.

But this obviously won't be the first time Kerry has played a lesbian; although I don't have much to say about She Hate Me; no sir :)

Anywho... just thought I'd share this, and make it even more public. If you already knew about it, good for you; if you didn't, now you do.

It's a project that I now have on my alert list, so as it develops, I'll let you know about anything worth reporting.

This article is related to: Things That Make You Go Hmm..., casting


Shadow & ActNewsletter