Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ang Lee Denies Dusty Rumors

(Link) Brokeback director says "What Dusty Springfield movie? With Charlize and Kate Moss?" To which we say, "Why the hell not? Git ta writin'!"

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By Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Turns 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."