Ryan Murphy's campaign to reach Steven Soderbergh levels of productivity is proceeding apace: even though he's already got Glee, American Horror Story, The Normal Heart and The New Normal on his plate, he's added a new project that features some pretty big names. While having dinner at the SoHo House with Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Cameron Diaz — you know, as one does — Murphy developed the idea for One Hit Wonders, a movie musical that will feature the three actresses as well as Beyoncé. (Beyoncé was not at the dinner because Reese totally found out what she said about the Hervé Leger stretch-silk bandage onesie Reese bought for Blue Ivy.) Apparently, the boys from the Lonely Island, including SNL cast member Andy Samberg, are on board to write the songs.
Because everyone involved is super-famous, Sony Pictures bought the pitch in ten minutes. (All that's left to work out is how much money everyone will be getting! My guess: all the money.) Details about the film are pretty scarce, but we do have the barest of plot outlines:
Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz will play three singers who each scored a top hit song in the 1990s before watching their careers go down the drain. They decide to form a super group.
But who will Beyoncé be? An aspiring musician looking for her big break? A record executive who gives the women their second chance? A massively successful singer with a decades-long career who still desperately wants to make this whole acting thing happen? We'll have to wait and see, which I will, because Ryan Murphy's mind-control powers are still working very well on me.