According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danny Glover has been cast in Dreamgirls, the musical Bill Condon is directing for DreamWorks. Based on the stage musical, Dreamgirls follows the rise of a female singing group called the Dreamettes. The musical was a thinly veiled story of the Supremes.

Beyonce Knowles already has been cast as Deena Jones, one of the Dreamettes, while Jamie Foxx has been cast as Svengali-like manager Curtis Taylor Jr. and Eddie Murphy as womanizing R&B star James "Thunder" Early. Glover is playing Murphy's manager, Marty Madison. Laurence Mark is producing, and Patricia Whitcher is exec producing. DreamWorks' David Beaubaire oversees.

Glover, whose lengthy film career includes Silverado, The Color Purple and the Lethal Weapon movies, appeared in last year's hit Saw and next appears in the Walt Disney Co.'s upcoming The Shaggy Dog.