Sexy singer Samantha Mumba is flying to Los Angeles to sign up for a major role in a new Hollywood musical described as "a bit like Chicago".

The 20-year-old, who has already starred in Steven Spielberg's THE TIME MACHINE, is keeping details of the film secret - but her manager Louis Walsh has indicated that Mumba's new role will catapult her into the Hollywood big time following her successful pop career.

He says, "It's the biggest thing she'll have ever done and she's meeting movie bosses to finalise the terms. It means she will be going back to live in Los Angeles for a stretch once filming starts."

29/04/2003 02:12