Glee creator Ryan Murphy has signed a “preemptive deal” with Sony Pictures to direct the musical comedy film One Hit Wonders, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyoncé and Andy Samberg, according to Deadline.com. Murphy will write the script with fellow Glee scribes Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and hopes to begin production after wrapping his upcoming film adaptation of The Normal Heart.
Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz will play three flash-in-the-pan pop divas who each scored a top hit song in the 1990s before watching their careers go down the drain. In an attempt to become relevant again, they decide to form a super group together. Beyoncé and Samberg will have supporting roles.
Murphy directed the film adaptations of Eat, Pray, Love and Running With Scissors. In addition to Glee, he also is co-writing the TV pilot The New Normal starring The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells, and serves as the creator, executive producer and a writer of TV's American Horror Story.