11:30 01 October 2013
Reports have confirmed that Grammy award-winning Adele was offered the role of Dusty Springfield in a forthcoming biopic. A source told the Daily Star that although the movie project is in its early stages, Adele is attached to it.
The director will be Nick Hurran and David Stenn has been enlisted to write the script.
Springfield, just like Adele, is Grammy award-winning singer with a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her hits include Look of Love and Son of a Preacher Man. She died at the age of 59 in 1999 after losing the battle against cancer.
Previously, Nicole Kidman and Kristin Chenoweth were rumoured to being considered for the role. However, Adele’s singing prowess plus her striking resemblance to Springfield gave her a huge advantage.
While Adele is an Oscar winner (for her Bond theme Skyfall), her last acting job was on US show Ugly Betty. Talking about the experience, it seems that the songstress wasn’t pleased with it. She said: "I was such a mug on that show. I wasn't meant to say anything because you have to have an act¬or's visa in America.
"I was meant to mime my song but I turned up and they gave me a script and I had to speak as part of the storyline.
"Because I was in America, I put on a fake English accent. Everyone I know was taking the p**s out of me."