Wednesday, November 16, 2005

And I Am Telling You

God Bless ModFab. How else would I continue to stay up-to-the-second on Dreamgirls casting news?

Though I am hardly a diehard American Idol enthusiast (I'm more of a graduate of the love-to-hate-it school) or an obsessive Dreamgirls fan, I have inexplicably high hopes for the movie and I've never loved a contestant on any AI season more than I loved Jennifer Hudson. So today ModFab tells us that she beat out Fantasia Barrino (her Idol vanquisher) for the killer role of Effie in the Bill Condon led movie adaptation of the beloved stage musical. I can't believe that Jennifer Hudson could be an Oscar nominee. But that role is so can't-miss... If she's any good and she brings down the house with "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)"--and why wouldn't she?--the sky is the limit.

6 comments:

David Shultz said...

I kind of thought they'd cast Frenchie Davis. Jennifer Hudson is most certainly a brilliant casting choice, as well. That girl can SING! Dayum..

damian b. said...

wow. i'm shocked and certainly excited to see the end result!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm more excited about Ms Hudson than Fantasia. I really like Fantasia, but Jennifer was better. That "Circle of Life" performance was stunning. I even have it on my iPod, lol.

It's odd that two American Idol alums were in the running though.

-Glenn

Anonymous said...

That is FANfrigginTASTIC news.
I won't be seeing the movie for Foxx, Murphy, or Beyonce...it's all about J.Hud now.

I really, really hope this isn't hearsay/a rumor/i hope it pans out.

...and i hope it's good.
-chris

Anthony said...

Speaking of musicals and roles that also went to "Frenchie Davis"... I saw "Rent" last night. I can tell you this: The people I went with who'd seen the Broadway show loved it and cried/laughed throughout. I, however, could not stand it and have a list of so many things wrong with it I don't know where to start.

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