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Beyonce Signs On for Ryan Murphy Musical

Singer will star in 'One Hit Wonders' with Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon

Beyonce signs on for Ryan Murphy musical.
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March 1, 2012 8:40 AM ET

Beyoncé has signed on to star in a new musical comedy that will be directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy. The film, One Hit Wonders, will follow a handful of characters who each had a hit song in the Nineties and attempt to join forces as a supergroup. Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Andy Samberg and Gwyneth Paltrow are also set to star in the tim, with Paltrow also serving as a producer.

Though Murphy's production company has confirmed the project, there is no script just yet, and Beyoncé's character is still being developed. The singer, who recently gave birth to her first child, is also attached to star in Clint Eastwood's remake of A Star Is Born in the role made famous by Barbra Streisand.

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