Nicole Kidman Is Dusty Springfield

Nicole Kidman will star in Fox 2000’s biopic of British 60’s pop singer Dusty Springfield according to scribe Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”).

Cunningham tells New York Magazine that “She 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, but she is clearly going into history with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.”

Cunningham said the film would include the lonely years in exile from the U.K. in Hollywood, the drinking and the drugging, and the tortured bisexual/lesbian feelings that wove through her checkered career, which ended when she died of cancer in 1999.