i've had mr. porter's songs in my head all morning. "now heaven knows, anything goes", "when they begin the beguine", "it's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship"...
Originally Posted by Rtael
When is this coming out? I would love to see it! Especially with Alanis!
i don't know when the film is being released but here is information that i found online. [diana krall fans: she sings 2 songs in the film
Los Angeles, CA - May 29, 2003
A stellar line-up of top pop talent has been added to the cast of MGM Pictures' "De-Lovely" (formerly titled "Just One of Those Things"), a big-screen musical portrait of American songwriter Cole Porter. In the film, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Vivian Green, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette and Robbie Williams will sing and dance their way through some of Porter's best-loved songs, with additional performers to be announced at a later date.
"These are some of the world's top musical talents," says Irwin Winkler, the film's director.
"We're thrilled to have them in our film. By lending their voices to some of the most spectacular music ever written, we'll be able to introduce the genius of Cole Porter to a whole new generation of fans."
"'Just One of Those Things' is unlike any musical seen in recent time," says producer Rob Cowan. "With complex characters and situations for the actors to explore, amazing costumes and choreography, and Porter's terrific music to drive the narrative forward -- the result is moving and exciting."
In the film, Morissette will sing and dance "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love," Crow will croon "Begin the Beguine," and Williams will put his stamp on "It's De-Lovely." Costello performs "Let's Misbehave" while Vivian Green sings "Love for Sale." Jazz stylist Krall performs two Porter numbers: "I Get a Kick Out of You" and the title tune, "Just One of Those Things." In addition to the musical artists, actor Kevin Kline (starring as Cole Porter) will perform 14 numbers, including a duet of "In the Still of the Night" with co-star Ashley Judd (as Porter's wife, Linda). Judd sings other songs as well, including "True Love." The soundtrack to the film will be released by Sony Music.
Production began on the film May 5, 2003. Starring Academy Award(R)-winner Kline and Judd, Oscar(R)-winning producer Winkler is directing the film from a script by Jay Cocks ("Gangs of New York"). Jonathan Pryce also stars. Winkler, Rob Cowan, and Charles Winkler are producing, with Simon Channing Williams and Gail Egan as executive producers. The film is being shot in international locations.
In "De-Lovely," Porter looks back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action on a stage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light -- including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter. "De-Lovely" is a sparkling celebration of Porter's music as well as a stirring exploration of the artist's journey and the undying power of love.