Nicole Kidman is to play late soul legend Dusty Springfield in an upcoming biopic.
Writer Michael Cunningham (The Hours) said the actress will take the lead role in the Fox 2000 film.
He told New York Magazine: "[Dusty] was a great artist who no one knew what to do with. She was coming into her full powers at the same time the Beatles were.
"She is clearly going into history with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones."
He confirmed that the movie will touch on the singer's years of exile from the UK in Hollywood, her problems with drink and drugs and her struggle to come to terms with her bisexuality.
Springfield died of breast cancer in 1999, aged 59.
Kidman won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in 2002 movie The Hours.
I don't know what to think of this casting, seeing as how Kidman is the opposite of ~soulful~. I find it interesting that they'll be portraying her as bisexual rather than gay, though...what do you think?