Dreamgirls can easily be considered the most anticipated film of 2006. Starring Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jammie Foxx and introducing the diva that should've received top billing, Ms. Jennifer Hudson . Also completing the cast is talented Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose .
The story is loosely based on the life of Diana Ross and the Supremes, and chronicles the rise and fall a dynamic female trio.
Dreamgirls was first introduced to the world as a musical in the early 80's on Broadway under the brilliant direction of the late Michael Bennett. It made stars out of Jennifer Holiday Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Loretta Devine.
The publicity for Dreamgirls has gone into full speed with the new ladies gracing the cover of Ebony and Entertainment magazines this month. A road show is also planned in major cities to promote the film. Dreamgirls is scheduled to be released nationwide on Christmas Day.
There is no way this movie won't take the number #1 spot on opening weekend. Get ready for a ton of Oscar nominations and Ms. Knowles' performance of the original song Listen on the night of the show. That's just my prediction.
Word on the street is that Ms. Diana Ross is not pleased with the storyline or the fact Beyonce is portraying her in the film. What's a great movie without a little controversy? I'm excited and will be up early Christmas morning to get my ticket. This film is going to be a gay man's paradise!