Eddie Murphy Signs Up as Front-Man for the "Dreamgirls"

by | June 14, 2005 | Comments

ComingSoon.net shares a press release from the DreamWorks gang, and it contains some news that might excite the Eddie Murphy fans out there. The popular comedian (and voice of "Shrek"s favorite donkey) will star alongside Beyonce Knowles and Jamie Foxx in "Dreamgirls." Bill Condon ("Kinsey") will be directing the adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical…

…but for those unfamiliar with the source material, here’s the scoop: "Dreamgirls follows the rise of a trio of African-American women — Effie, Deena and Lorrell — who have formed a promising singing group called The Dreamettes. Murphy has been set to star as superstar performer James "Thunder" Early, for whom the Dreamettes sing back up, before they take over the spotlight themselves as The Dreams."

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