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November 2005
First Look: Dreamgirls


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Distributor: Dreamworks Pictures
Director: Bill Condon
Producer: Laurence Mark
Screenwriter: Bill Condon
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Robinson
Synopsis: Set in the turbulent late 1960s and early '70s, "Dreamgirls" follows the rise of a trio of women - Effie (Hudson), Deena (Knowles) and Lorrell (Rose) - who have formed  a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At at talent competetion, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Foxx), who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early (Murphy). Curtis gradually takes control of the girls's look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Though the Dreams become a cross-over phenomenom, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.
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Apple Trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/dreamgirls/exclusivemontage/

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Featurette: The Making of

Joblo.com's exhaustive coverage of the DREAMGIRLS event in Cannes



TV spot #1
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November 23rd update - Robinson joins Condon's cast in 'Dreamgirls'
In another key piece of casting, Keith Robinson has been set to play the composer C.C., brother of the pivotal character of Effie, in the movie version of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls." For Robinson -- whose credits range from "Fat Albert" to the recent FX series "Over There" and NBC's "American Dreams" -- the casting represents a particular coup because at one point the performer Usher was reported to be in negotiations for the part, though no deal was reached. With filming on the DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures production set to begin in January under the direction of Bill Condon, the rest of the cast is quickly taking shape.






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