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Alessandro Nivola in Negotiating to Join Michelle Williams in Peggy Lee biopic

Switch from Many Saints of Newark, Alessandro Nivola are boarding the plane for another period of time. Deadline reports that the star is in talks to join the cast of Fever, Todd Haynesbiopic of Michelle Williams as a singer-songwriter Peggy Lee. Nivola is set to star in Fever as Dave Barbour, the talented guitar player who worked with Lee and eventually became her husband before he unfortunately became addicted to alcohol.

This feature, written by Doug Wright and produced by Marc Platt, Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, and Reese Witherspoon, is the second film produced under MGM and Killer Film’s first deal, following Orion Pictures’ What if? with Billy Porter was announced in late 2020. However, no details about the part of Lee’s life that the film will cover have been announced, with Nivola starring as Barbour, the project will likely include the early years of her career, before she taped “Fever” in 1958.


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Best known for her cover of Little Willie John the song from which the film takes its name, Peggy Lee – born Norma Egstrom in 1920 – began her singing career with Benny Goodmanof the big band in the early 1940s, before partnering with Capitol Records to record a number of hits, and go on to star in a number of films, radio shows, and television roles. With a career spanning seven decades, the singer has composed two hundred and seventy songs in her lifetime, recorded over a thousand main hits and is largely considered one of the most successful female artists. of the big band era.

Fever is one of several upcoming projects of Nivola, the successful creator of Sopranos prequel to participate in both this and Boston Stranger for the 20th century. He will also star in Drag me in a circle, NS Jeff Baena Comedy also participate Alison Brie, as well as an untitled project from David O. Russell, with Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Robert De Niro, and Anya Taylor Joy, among others. There is currently no release date for Fever.

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