Brokeback director Ang Lee has set the record, er, straight. He will NOT be directing Charlize Theron and Kate Moss as gay lovers in the Dusty Springfield biopic. Why? We have no idea because that sounds sooooo hot.
The rumor that the Oscar-nominated director of Brokeback Mountain would tackle another tale of closeted gay love, supposedly with Charlize Theron as the singer of such hits as Son of a Preacher Man and Kate Moss as her first lover, ran wild on the Web last week.
“It came from a couple bites on the Internet that collided,” says James Schamus, Brokeback producer and longtime Lee collaborator. “It showed up on one of these gossip sites, and Ang and I were like, ‘Huh? What?’ I’m a Dusty Springfield fan but it’s all completely fabricated.”
Wait. Are they saying the gossipy blogosphere sometimes is filled with wild inaccuracies and unsubstantiated rumors? Maybe other sites, but certainly not us.
Lee Quashes ‘Dusty’ Rumors [USA Today]