Actress reunites with 'Hours' scribe for Fox 2000

Nicole Kidman is tuning up for a film based on the life of British pop singer Dusty Springfield for Fox 2000.

Kidman will produce and star in the project, which will reunite the actress with scribe Michael Cunningham, who penned the novel “The Hours.” Cunningham is currently writing the Springfield screenplay.

Kidman is producing the untitled project through her Fox-based Blossom Films banner. Kidman’s Blossom Films partner Per Saari will serve in some producing capacity.

Universal is developing its own Dusty Springfield biopic with Kristin Chenoweth attached to star. That project is being written and directed by Jessica Sharzer. Madonna also flirted with a smallscreen project based on the singer.

Springfield was a solo artist who became a breakout star of the British invasion of the 1960s. Her personal life was more tragic, filled with bouts of drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and died in 1999.

Kidman has wrapped the epic adventure “Australia” opposite Hugh Jackman for 20th Century Fox.

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