Film bosses have launched an international search for an actress to play late soul singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD on the big screen.
The new biopic, based on a Springfield biography, will tell the story of the London-born star's private life, career and addiction struggles.
Casting officials are looking for the right star to portray Springfield and won't limit their hunt to the singer's native Britain.
Executive producer Dominick Fairbanks says, "We will announce our writer and director very shortly, and the search is on for the actress to play Dusty. This is a fabulous part for any actress and we are looking both sides of the Atlantic at the moment."
The You Don't Have To Say You Love Me hitmaker's former backing singer and pal Simon Bell will serve as a consultant on the film.
Springfield, real name Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, died of breast cancer in 1999.