Fans of Dusty Springfield rejoice! The legendary soul singer is getting a biopic treatment in the upcoming movie So Much Love, and she’ll be played by none other than Gemma Arterton.
According to the official synopsis, this project will follow the British icon as she navigates her way through the politics of the recording studio and the city. It will also explore her encounter with the music of Motown, her stand against apartheid policies and her thorny brushes with men in the music industry.
Phyllis Nagy, who received an Oscar nomination for Carol, has written the screenplay. She’ll also make her directorial debut with So Much Love. This is also the first time she’s teaming up with Arterton, whose passion gives us a great feeling about this project.
“I have been an admirer of Dusty Springfield since I was a teenager: her effortless husky voice, the way she conveyed emotion through music, how she helped bring Motown to the UK. Dusty was ahead of her time in many ways and inspired so many future artists. She was generous, witty, mercurial, shy, extroverted and a true English eccentric. I simply cannot wait to play her,” said Arterton.
So Much Love will be introduced to the buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s set to shoot in spring 2019.