Pop star Beyonce Knowles is being given the chance to expand her acting resume, and star in a new movie version of Broadway musical DREAMGIRLS.

After cutting her acting teeth in AUSTIN POWERS sequel GOLDMEMBER and the upcoming PINK PANTHER remake, producers are convinced Knowles has what it takes to make a full-time film career - and want her to headline the movie, about a singing trio from Chicago, loosely based on real life stars The Supremes.

Beyonce is being tipped to play frontwoman EFFIE, the role made famous on Broadway by actress JENNIFER HOLLIDAY.

CHICAGO screenwriter/director Bill Condon is currently heading up the project and is rumoured to want RAY star Jamie Foxx to take a role.

Filming is expected to start as early as this summer (05).

21/01/2005 09:53