May 2, 2008 14:05

Nicole Kidman set to play Dusty Springfield

Film to be produced by actress too

Nicole Kidman set to play Dusty Springfield
Actress Nicole Kidman is set to play legendary singer Dusty Springfield in a film of her life.

Kidman will also produce the film through film company Fox's Blossom Films company.

It will reunited her with writer Michael Cunningham, who wrote the 1998 book 'The Hours', which was turned into a 2002 movie in which Kidman played an Oscar-winning role.

However, Universal films is developing its own Dusty Springfield film, with 'The West Wing' actress Kristin Chenoweth set to star.

Madonna was also rumoured to be interested in starring in with a TV film about the singer, reports Variety.

No release date for either film has been announced.

Springfield died from breast cancer aged 59 in 1999.

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