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.