Adele to Star in Iconic Biopic

Matt Dekneef

Rumor has it—Adele’s next music project isn’t even an album…it’s a movie.

If the Daily Mail’s source is to be believed (and we really want to believe this one), then Adele is in talks for the role of Dusty Springfield in a big screen biopic of the late singer.

“There’s a project, and it’s true Adele is attached,” the source told the U.K. paper, “but it’s in an early stage of development.”

If all goes well (and by that, we mean the producers get Adele), the film could start shooting by the end of 2014 or early 2015.

It’s reportedly going to be written by someone experienced at covering period pieces as well, “Boardwalk Empire” producer David Stenn. The untitled project will focus on the creative period when the English singer reinvented her sound—the recording of her classic album Dusty in Memphis, which included her biggest hit, “Son of a Preacher Man.”

The role is one Adele is already close to; she’s previously cited Dusty’s music among her biggest influences, but she’ll have some competition. Nicole Kidman is believed to have her eye on the role as well.

A rep for Adele has refused to comment on the speculation.

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