Dreamworks has released a new featurette for Dreamgirls titled 'Making of' and it shows quite a bit of new clips and behind-the-scenes footage from the film.
The featurette for Dreamgirls gives a great introduction to the film along with an all-star cast that includes Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose and Jennifer Hudson! The featurette definitely gives me a bit of a Chicago vibe from the film, which isn't a bad thing considering that Chicago was a great musical on film.
Based on the Tony Award-winning musical, Dreamgirls, set in the turbulent late 1960s and early '70s, follows the rise of a trio of women -- Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Deena (Beyonce Knowles) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) -- who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Curtis gradually takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Though the Dreams become a cross-over phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.
Watch the new featurette for Dreamgirls in multiple formats by heading on over to the film's movie page.
Dreamgirls will be released some time in December, 2006.