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Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyoncé & Andy Samberg To Star In The Musical 'One Hit Wonders'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 28, 2012 at 5:29PM

It's hard to believe that up until now, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy hasn't tried to bring his musical success to the big screen. Instead, he went traveling around the world with Julia Roberts (who wouldn't?!) in "Eat Pray Love," and is developing the AIDS drama "The Normal Heart." But it seems he hasn't left big, gaudy numbers behind as he's gearing up a star studded musical to destroy your ears. 
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Andy Samberg join Ryan Murphy's One Hit Wonders

It's hard to believe that up until now, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy hasn't tried to bring his musical success to the big screen. Instead, he went traveling around the world with Julia Roberts (who wouldn't?!) in "Eat Pray Love," and is developing the AIDS drama "The Normal Heart." But it seems he hasn't left big, gaudy numbers behind as he's gearing up a star-studded musical to destroy your ears. 

Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyoncé and Andy Samberg will star in "One Hit Wonders," with the project already finding a home at Sony. Conceived over a dinner between Murphy, Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz, the story will find the three ladies playing singers who each had a big hit in the 1990s, before they fizzled out. They then decide to form a super group. No word on Beyoncé's role or Samberg's, but the latter will work with his Lonely Island crew to make the music for the movie, so it's probably safe to assume this is going to be like one, long, painful 'SNL' skit.

Paltrow of course has been a routine guest star on "Glee" so her involvement here is no surprise. And Beyoncé has been itching to do a musical, having been attached to Clint Eastwood's "A Star Is Born" remake (though not much has been heard about that one in a while, as it was already delayed thanks to Blue Ivy Carter). As for the premise, we guess '90s jokes are the new '80s jokes so whatever, we suppose.

The plan is for Murphy to make "The Normal Heart" first before embarking on this project, and he's still got another one he owes Julia Roberts and Sony sitting on the backburner. So, Witherspoon, Paltrow and Diaz. Dream team or nightmare? Weigh in below.

This article is related to: Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce, Andy Samberg, Ryan Murphy, One Hit Wonders


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