Date: 5th April 2001

Paltrow and Ryder To Star In Film Version Of Chicago

GWYNETH PALTROW and WINONA RYDER are tipped to take the lead roles in a $30 million (20 million) movie of the stage musical CHICAGO.

The duo are "desperate" to team up in the lead roles of ROXY and VELMA, according to sources close to the Hollywood babes.

A senior source tells the ANANOVA website, "Winona is seen as the perfect foil for Gwyneth in every sense. "Gwyneth already has a track record as a class-act singer and has topped the charts in Australia. Winona is the one with it all to do in that department."

The movie is set against the backdrop of a jail after one of the girls is given life for murdering her lover.

MIRAMAX - the company with whom Paltrow won her OSCAR for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998) - are masterminding the transfer of the story to the big-screen, which is due to go into production next spring (02). (KW/WNWCAN)

Source: WENN



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