Trailer Blazer: 'Dreamgirls' behind-the-scenes footage

94438__dream_lAnd I am telling you I’m so going… to see Dreamgirls when it hits theaters in December, that is. Yeah, I know I’m being unforgivably earnest in my enthusiasm, but how to curb it, what with the way Dreamworks keeps doling out outtakes and backstage scenes from the Bill Condon-helmed version of the Tony-winning musical? The latest ”making-of” footage looks and sounds (mostly) promising, in particular, the gazillion gorgeous costumes and several catchy song snippets. Even better, it looks like the all-star cast is delivering dramatically, too: Former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson (center) more than holds her own staring down Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (at left), while Eddie Murphy looks like he’s finally found a role that stretches him beyond his recent run of toddler-skewing comedies. That said, one scene made me a little skittish — that stilted ”are you okay?” exchange between BeyoncĂ© (at right) and J.Hud. Hey, Mr. Condon, if you’re listening, there’s still time for a reshoot. What did you think of the Dreamgirls making-of trailer? And is it on your must-see holiday movie list?

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  • Ellipsian

    Is it on my list?? Are you kidding, Slezak?! Most Wrongfully Eliminated Idol Contestant Jennifer Hudson, singing on the big screen?! Can I sign up NOW?!

  • Poochie

    Can’t wait to see this movie. I hope Jennifer Hudson doesn’t make Beyonce look bad with her oversized voice!!!

  • nessa

    December cannot come fast enough!

  • mike

    I’m so excited for this movie. Jennifer will be a big star when this movie comes out. Movie looks very promising. Go Jennifer!!!

  • Cliff

    When Jennifer Holiday used to sing And I am Telling You I’m not Going, she’d get almost to the end, then take this huge inhale that sounded like she was dying. It was almost a gasp, like someone about to get hit by a car. It’s kind of punk, in a way, cause showtunes usually don’t usually get that gutteral and passionate. If J-Hud can tap into that, she just might be the first Idol-loser/Oscar winner.

  • Stephanie

    I’m dying for this. DYING.

  • dmac

    Wow im so excited about seeing this movie it isnt even funny.. I mean its almost like how I was the year or so before The Matrix Reloaded was going to be released.. Only that movie dissapointed me a bit, But im hoping this movie Delivers on so many levels, People will leave the theatre in a daze lol… Yes that beyonce/jhud encouter caught my eye, but im hoping that those .2 seconds are just preliminary… Wow.. Jaime, Beyonce, Jhud, Eddie, Anika, Danny…. So Amazing!!!
    Slezak I was wondering why u werent covering Dreamgirls like the other entertainment sites…. Were you able to see the 4 scenes premiered at cannes? Keep up the good work!

  • Kyle

    Go J Hud! I can’t wait for this movie!

  • Rishi

    You could buy my ticket, buy me popcorn and a large soda and I will not go watch this movie cause I HATE Beyonce with a passion

  • Rishi

    Beyonce just join the ranks of Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama and Paris Hilton. You go girl, No really get out, cause you suck at acting

  • Jill

    I would love to see Jennifer Hudson, but I am sooo Beyonce`d out!! Since the hype is already starting in June, I think I will be too overwhelmed with Beyonce hype to see it in December. Maybe on dvd…

  • Shalom

    Beyonce will rock. She looked great! She will suffer a lot of prejudice with this film because people know she will be getting an Oscar. Anika is awesome. Jennifer, the reject and the bittered black female. It doesn’t take much to act like that. Tyler Perry has her beated, Jennifer Hudson, sorry.

  • Nancy

    I smell Oscar nominations for J Hud, Beyonce, Jamie and of all people, Eddie Murphy! He looks great in this movie. I just know Oprah is going to have the cast on to plug the movie, but this time, I’ll actually watch.

  • jen

    Sure can’t wait for this one to come out. You were dead on about Beyonce’s acting. She’s horrible. And this clip proves her acting hasn’t changed a bit. Jennifer Hudson on the other hand…shockingly good.

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