British actress Gemma Arterton will play iconic singer and soul legend Dusty Springfield in the new biopic “So Much Love” which will serve as the directorial debut of “Carol” screenwriter Phyllis Nagy. Number 9 Films will produce.
Nagy also wrote the screenplay which is set in 1968, at the peak of her popularity, and will follow the singer’s journey to Memphis to record her career-defining record “Dusty in Memphis”. As she navigates her way through the politics of both the recording studio and the city, what she sees, hears and experiences there draws her back to key moments in her life and artistic development.
Springfield’s greatest hits such as “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Just a Little Lovin” will feature in the film which will shoot in the US and UK in Spring 2019. Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (“Colette”) will produce.