Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they’re chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James ‘Thunder’ Early.
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James “Thunder” Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? Written by <email@example.com>
|Tagline:||One Dream Will Change Everything|
|Cast:||Alexander Folk, Anika Noni Rose, Beyoncé Knowles, Damion Poitier, Danny Glover, Eddie Murphy, Esther Scott, Hinton Battle, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Jocko Sims, John Krasinski, John Lithgow, Keith Robinson, Ken Page, Laura Bell Bundy, Loretta Devine, Mariah I. Wilson, Michael-Leon Wooley, Ralph Louis Harris, Sharon Leal, Yvette Cason, Yvette Nicole Brown|
|Director:||Bill Condon, Carolyn Tolley, Kerry Lyn McKissick|