Casting Is Underway for "Who Is Darlene Love?"; New Love CD/DVD Due in the Fall

News   Casting Is Underway for "Who Is Darlene Love?"; New Love CD/DVD Due in the Fall Casting has begun for the feature film "Who Is Darlene Love?," which is based on Love's autobiography "My Name is Love, The Darlene Love Story," which the singing actress co-wrote with Rob Hoerburger.

Darlene Love
Darlene Love Photo by Dan Demetriad

Hayden Adams is writing the screenplay for the biopic, which is being produced by Reel Good Productions, LLC.

The motion picture, according to press notes, will cover "Love's rise to fame first as a backup singer for record producer Phil Spector, to solo recording artist...and later film and Broadway star. The film also shows a rarely seen side of the recording industry in the 1960's."

Actors are currently being considered for the lead roles of Darlene Love, Phil Spector and Bill Medley as well as the cameo roles of Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley and Cher.

Final casting will be announced before Christmas with shooting scheduled to start in early spring 2011.

Love, who is currently starring in the Australian production of Fame: The Musical, will release a DVD/CD of her live concert, The Concert of Love, in the fall. The concert was filmed before a live audience at New Jersey's Bergen Performing Arts Center.

Actress-singer Darlene Love, whose pop hits include such sixties classics as "He's a Rebel" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, Grease, Leader of the Pack and the cult classic Carrie. She was also nominated to the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame. Love's screen credits include "Shindig!," "Change of Habit," "Another World" and all four "Lethal Weapon" films. Her most recent recordings are titled "Age of Miracles" and "Unconditional Love."

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