The search is on for an actress to play 60s superstar Dusty Springfield in a film about her life.
The story will follow the You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me singer’s private life, career and battle against drink and drugs.
The as-yet-untitled project is being put together with support from Springfield’s former backing singer and friend Simon Bell, who knew her for a number of decades.
“Simon’s close friendship and intimate knowledge of Dusty’s life will be invaluable in the making of this film,” said Dominick Fairbanks, the film’s executive producer. “We will announce our writer and director very shortly, and the search is on for the actress to play Dusty. This is a fabulous part for any actress and we are looking on both sides of the Atlantic at the moment.”
London-born Springfield, famous for her beehive hair and husky voice, died in 1999 of breast cancer at 59, just after receiving an OBE.