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JIC Post: By Susan WloszczynaUSA TodayTurns out director Ang Lee is not wishin' and hopin' to do a musical bio based on the late Dusty Springfield, the smokey-voiced British pop star of the '60s and '70s who kept her her lesbian lifestyle a secret.The rumor that the Oscar-nominated director of Brokeback Mountain would tackle another tale of closeted gay love, supposedly with Charlize Theron as the singer of such hits as Son of a Preacher Man and Kate Moss as her first lover, ran wild on the Web last week."It came from a couple bites on the Internet that collided," says James Schamus, Brokeback producer and longtime Lee collaborator. "It showed up on one of these gossip sites, and Ang and I were like, 'Huh? What?' I'm a Dusty Springfield fan but it's all completely fabricated."Schamus, who wrote The Ice Storm and contributed to other scripts for Lee films, is working on a new screenplay. Not that the director feels obligated to choose his best friend's work. "If I don't feel like doing it, I will go with someone else," Lee tells USA TODAY. "I'm reading material and there are some people I'd like to work with. I will see what they prepare and what I'm passionate about."
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