Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Andy Samberg have also been attached to musical comedy.
By Jocelyn Vena
Billed as “One Hit Wonders,” the film would be a musical comedy that could potentially star B’s pal Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and “Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg.
The film would follow Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz as pop stars who hit it big in the ’90s as — you guessed it — one-hit wonders. In order to gain back some of the pop-star recognition they once had, the ladies join forces and form a supergroup. Samberg and his Lonely Island team would be involved in coming up with the movie’s songs. Beyoncé’s role is still unknown.
The “Glee” creator would direct and co-write the screenplay with his frequent collaborators, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. He’s expected to begin work on it after his big-screen adaptation of the play “The Normal Heart.” Deadline reports that the film’s idea came after Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz dined with Murphy at New York hotspot Soho House and they all wanted to work on a fun project together. The pitch to Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal was reportedly scooped up in 10 minutes. Deals are currently being worked out.
MTV News’ email to Murphy’s rep had not been returned by press time.
Regardless of how this film shakes out, Beyoncé is reportedly already thinking about her music career again. Producer Ryan Tedder shared that the singer is prepping several follow-up albums to 2011’s 4.
“The conversations about her next album literally just started and there [are] two projects happening. All I can say is, you kind of feed her the best that you have, and she’s this phenomenal filter and she takes it all in.” One of those albums may be the soundtrack for the upcoming Clint Eastwood film “A Star Is Born,” which the singer is also attached to star in.
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