The life of Peggy Lee will be charted in the latest musical-themed film from director Todd Haynes – more details here.
Fever, by Peggy Lee, is one of those classic, sultry grooves that always seems timeless, despite being recorded all the way back in 1958. Now it’s been announced (via Collider) that Lee’s life will be getting the movie treatment, and there’s some pretty impressive talent coming onboard to make it happen.
Michelle Williams has been cast as Lee, and will be collaborating once again with director Todd Haynes.
Haynes and Williams last worked together on 2017’s Wonderstruck, and will now reunite for this biopic which has of course, been titled Fever.
Haynes has an impressive musical pedigree when it comes to film direction too. As well as collaborating regularly with 90s alternative outfit, Sonic Youth, he also directed the creatively-interesting Bob Dylan biopic, I’m Not There, as well as helming the underrated 1998 glam rock-era drama, Velvet Goldmine.
Amongst the project’s producers are Reese Witherspoon, who was, at one point, attached to star, and none other than pop superstar Billie Ellish, who is reportedly a huge advocate for Lee’s works. All in all, with such a talented team behind it, this should be one to keep an eye out for. More news on Fever as we hear it.
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