June 16, 2005 04:40:14 GMT
Eddie Murphy joins the cast of the upcoming screen version of "Dreamgirls"
Eddie Murphy is joining the cast of the upcoming "Dreamgirls," which is the screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical that first ran on Broadway in the early 1980s. The Bill Condon direction, stars Jamie Foxx and Beyonce Knowles, revolves the rise of a trio of women who form a group called The Dreamettes in the 1960s. There Murphy will play James "Thunder" Early, a singer for whom the Dreamettes sing backup before taking over the spotlight themselves.