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Adele to play legendary Dusty Springfield in biopic?

Hmm....better than Chenowith, Joely Fisher or Nicole "Frozen Face" Kidman, I suppose.

by Mary O Brienreply 6010/04/2013


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by Mary O Brienreply 209/28/2013

Is serious CGI involved? Cause Adele looks nothing like her.

And pregnant or not, Adele is big. I mean, really, really enormous.

Like, house size big.

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by Mary O Brienreply 409/28/2013

Don't do it Adele! You're gonna bite the Dust(y).

by Mary O Brienreply 509/28/2013

She's too fat.

by Mary O Brienreply 609/28/2013

What have we done to deserve this?

by Mary O Brienreply 709/28/2013

I hope this is a joke, too! What's coming next - Gabourey Sidibe in a Lena Horne biopic?!

by Mary O Brienreply 809/28/2013

I think she's tremendous!

No, I mean... really.

by Mary O Brienreply 909/28/2013

Can't that fat cunt overload a plane with her egomaniacal mass and slap into a mountain somewhere? She's a no-talent, trashy, one-note lardass with a vocal range of four rasping notes, the timbre of a macaque, and the emotional depth of a mud puddle.

by Mary O Brienreply 1009/28/2013

I don't recall Dusty Springfield ever being morbidly obese....but maybe that's just me.

by Mary O Brienreply 1109/28/2013

Does OP's handle make this a soap thread?

by Mary O Brienreply 1209/28/2013

Ok, I like those Adele songs that came out a couple of years ago. I don't know why DL doesn't like her but whatever.

I googled images of both of them. Adele would have to lose a lot of weight but they aren't that dissimilar in appearance. It's not like DS had such an iconic face or anything.

I think she could pull it off.

by Mary O Brienreply 1309/28/2013

Singers shouldn't act.

by Mary O Brienreply 1409/28/2013

I think Adele is vastly overrated as a singer... her voice always sounds a shade flat to me.

If she lost the necessary amount of weight, and with the right hair and makeup, she probably could pass physically for Dusty Springfield as well as anyone could -- but there's no way her singing would pass the test.

by Mary O Brienreply 1509/28/2013

Plus, who here believes Adele can act well enough to carry a whole movie? Seriously, casting her makes it sound like they're making a low-budget movie as a promo for the soundtrack album sales.

Who should play her, anyway? I can't think of a talented young actress who resembles her.

by Mary O Brienreply 1609/28/2013

"Does OP's handle make this a soap thread?"

Darling, learn *something* about Dusty Springfield...

by Mary O Brienreply 1709/28/2013

R16, yes, removeAdele's head and throw away both it and the unfortunate body it had been attached to (paying extra at the landfill because of the weight), and bring in someone else and, yes, she could pass for Dusty Springfield, if they'd dub the voice.

(Cue circus music.)

by Mary O Brienreply 1809/29/2013

Adele is not morbidly obese.

Some of you must look like utter shit.

by Mary O Brienreply 1909/29/2013

Regardless, R20, she's waaaay too heavy to play Dusty Springfield.

by Mary O Brienreply 2009/29/2013

I think this is inspired casting. I'll watch.

by Mary O Brienreply 2109/29/2013

So much better than Chenoweth squeaking her way through it.

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by Mary O Brienreply 2309/29/2013

R17 writes,

[quote]Plus, who here believes Adele can act well enough to carry a whole movie?

More than half of today's stars - loosely called actors - have no talent.

There have been plenty of singers who did very good acting in motion pictures.

by Mary O Brienreply 2409/29/2013

Wishin' & hopin'....someone else is cast

by Mary O Brienreply 2509/29/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Mary O Brienreply 2609/29/2013

Wasn't Mitzi Gaynor available?

by Mary O Brienreply 2709/29/2013

I'm old enough to know who Dusty Springfield was and like her music.

I had to google her image to know what she looks like.

I don't think I'm in the minority.

by Mary O Brienreply 2809/29/2013

Couldn't they get the Lady Penelope puppet from 'Thunderbirds'?

by Mary O Brienreply 2909/29/2013

While R20 draws the ridiculous conclusion that because Adele is fat anyone who notices it must be ugly (a true twat logic working there), R29 absurdly declares that her ignorance of Dusty's appearance somehow means something because she bets a lot of other people don't know what Dusty looked like, either.

And this after declaring that she doesn't know why the DL doesn't like Adele, "but whatever."

One sees what happens when the flypaper of Adele is hung in the DL hog shed.

by Mary O Brienreply 3009/29/2013

r29 here. I forgot to quote who I was responding to.

[quote]I can't think of a single young actress today, American or British, who has even a passing resemblance to Dusty.

I wrote above that I think Adele would need to lose weight. That said, I think there's enough of a resemblance to make it work.


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by Mary O Brienreply 3209/29/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Mary O Brienreply 3309/29/2013

From the get-go she reminded me of Dusty. The accent. The hair-dos. I think she could do it.

by Mary O Brienreply 3409/29/2013

I like Adele, she is funny in interviews and seems to not take much shit from people.

But I think she might be a bit too young to play Dusty. Dusty was a bit more road worn.

Anybody remember when Bette did The Rose? Lots of people doubted she could act, but like her or not, she was really impressive in that movie. Maybe Adele will surprise us.

by Mary O Brienreply 3509/29/2013

Her voice and the manner of singing are totally dissimilar to Dusty's. They could've just as well cast Sade.

by Mary O Brienreply 3609/29/2013

Because she would be totally unable to change the way she sings for a role.

Barbra did such a great job as Fanny Brice, too.

by Mary O Brienreply 3709/29/2013

If they start with her teen years I know I can play that, but in her post 30s? The makeup required to make me approximate her age would be so extensive!

by Mary O Brienreply 3809/29/2013

for a current singer, I think Duffy sort of resembles Dusty and could possibly pull of the style. I have no idea if she has acting aspirations or not.

by Mary O Brienreply 3910/02/2013

I just read that they are thinking of getting John Goodman to play Dusty.

by Mary O Brienreply 4010/02/2013

Adele won`t be able to talk like Dusty.

by Mary O Brienreply 4110/02/2013

R42 or walk, or sing, or look...most anything really.

by Mary O Brienreply 4210/02/2013

"Anybody remember when Bette did The Rose? Lots of people doubted she could act, but like her or not, she was really impressive in that movie"

She almost won an Oscar.

by Mary O Brienreply 4310/02/2013

You don't have to say you love me, just be close at hand.

by Mary O Brienreply 4410/02/2013

What's the point in making a Dusty Springfield movie? She was a famous singer with a career. It wasn't a remarkable career.. She was gay, but she was closeted. She was an alcoholic and was involved in violent relationships. Why is that interesting? It's kind of tawdry.. Both she and her lovers were violent towards each other. She got breast cancer and died.

Bobby Darin's story was more interesting. He was a sickly kid, had rheumatic fever, wasn't expected to live as long as he did. His sister was really his mother. He was married to a mentally ill woman (Sandra Dee). He had open heart surgery when it was still experimental and died at 37. Yet that movie was a flop. What's so interesting about Dusty Springfield that a movie about her will be any better than a movie about Bobby Darin?

by Mary O Brienreply 4510/02/2013

[quote] Adele won`t be able to talk like Dusty.

Why, because she's from Tottenham instead of West Hampstead? Isn't it only a half hour train ride? Can someone from Queens not play someone from the Bronx?

by Mary O Brienreply 4610/02/2013

No one recalls what Dusty Springfield looked like. With a good Dippity-Doo wig, she can pull it off.

by Mary O Brienreply 4710/02/2013

Maybe Adele can play Freddie Mercury next.

by Mary O Brienreply 4810/02/2013

Adele is far better known and more popular than Dusty Springfield ever was. It is not like Ciara, JHud or your mama being cast to play Whitney Houston.

Adele can do it. She can sing just about like Dusty and I bet my ass she can act. Why so much Adele hate when she is one of the good ones?

by Mary O Brienreply 4910/02/2013

I loves me gays. Me spanks is working overthyme to make sure I gets me hamhocks in the bloody costume. See you Oscar night.

by Mary O Brienreply 5010/03/2013

Look, that's Adele @ R51!

by Mary O Brienreply 5110/03/2013

Honestly, I don't get why there should be a Dusty Springfield bio when Hollywood has never done a Judy Garland bio. Maybe it's just me, but surely Garland is more deserving of a big screen tribute.

by Mary O Brienreply 5210/04/2013

Isn't she kind of fat to play Dusty?

by Mary O Brienreply 5310/04/2013


Are you for real?

by Mary O Brienreply 5410/04/2013

I have a feeling a Dusty bio-pic will only ever happen as a British TV movie, like that one from a few years back about Shirley Bassey.

I stand by my suggestion of Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones/Downton Abbey.

by Mary O Brienreply 5510/04/2013

R56, I am talking about a "big screen" bio.

I would love to see Anne Hathaway in the part. She's the only contemporary actress who has that same combination of vulnerability and strength.

by Mary O Brienreply 5610/04/2013

Bhahhahahahaha@ R58!

by Mary O Brienreply 5710/04/2013

Wouldn't she have to lose a lot of weight?

by Mary O Brienreply 5810/04/2013
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