Gwyneth Paltrow is taking some time off from posting outrageously niche eco-conscious items to her Goop website to co-produce a theatrical production based on The Go-Go’s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the musical will center on the lives and music of the influential 80s girl group. Sources hint that Belinda Carlisle and co. might be involved in the development of the film, even lending new tunes to the project, though the singer herself declined to comment. Donovan Leitch, the confusingly-named son of 60s folk troubadour Donovan, and Rick Ferrari are both being considered for co-producer duties.
While the production is still in negotiation stages, Paltrow has purportedly signed on to produce and star in the movie musical One Hit Wonder with Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, and Andy Samberg. Glee producer Ryan Murphy will co-write the script and also direct. The story “centers on three singers (Paltrow, Witherspoon, Diaz) who each scored a top hit song in the 1990s before watching their careers go down the drain, and then team up to form a super-group.”
Note: This news item was first reported in the Oct. 12 print edition of The Hollywood Reporter.