Is Lauryn Hill a Dreamgirl?
The Fugees singer is said to have the inside track on the lead role in director Joel Schumacher's upcoming film version of the Broadway musical hit "Dreamgirls."
The movie is expected to start shooting in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Harlem in March, and if Hill lands the part, she will play Deena Jones, a girl-group singer said to be modeled after the Supremes' Diana Ross.
It would not be Hill's first acting gig; she started on the daytime soap "As The World Turns" in 1991, and went on to appear in the films "Sister Act II" and "King of the Hill" in 1993 and an independent film released this year called "Restaurant."
Music-wise, Hill's first solo album, "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill," will arrive on September 20.