Gemma Arterton To Play Dusty Springfield In ‘Carol’ Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy’s Directorial Debut

Their Finest star Gemma Arterton is to play Dusty Springfield in Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy’s directorial debut.Arterton will star in So Much Love, produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley’s Number 9 Films, that is being launched in Toronto by Rocket Science.The film, which is set in 1968 at the peak of Springfield’s popularity will follow the Son of a Preacher Man and Just A Little Lovin’ hitmaker as she travels to Memphis, Tennessee to record Dusty in Memphis.

It will follow her as she navigates her way through the politics of the recording studio and the city and will also explore her encounter with the music of Motown, her stand against apartheid policies during her aborted South African tour, and her thorny brushes with men in the music industry.Nagy has written the screenplay and will direct the film, which will be shot in the UK and U.S.

in spring 2019.

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