The year is 1962 and mainstream radio has yet to be introduced to the soulful sounds coming out of the Motor City. Enter the Dreamettes — an R&B trio consisting of Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose). After a chance encounter with a Cadillac salesman by the name of Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the Dreamettes find themselves with a manager who takes it upon himself to get them linked up as back-up singers with local R&B sensation Jimmy “Thunder” Early (Eddie Murphy).
As the group achieves greater mainstream success, they soon branch off from being back-up singers for Jimmy to starting their own group, but the pitfalls of fame and fortune may be too great for them to overcome together.
Based loosely on the real-life story of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dreamgirls was originally a Broadway play that was adapted into a film in 2006. Featuring R&B singer Jennifer Hudson’s acting debut, the movie would go on to become both a massive critical and financial success. Tune in on Monday, February 13 at 3P/2C for the premiere of Dreamgirls.
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