journalists attending the Cannes Film Festival in the south
of France were treated to a quick glimpse of out director
Bill Condon's new film Dreamgirls on Friday as
well as introductions to the glamorous cast, which
includes Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, and
Condon, who also
wrote the screenplay to the Broadway adaptation, mingled
with the press at the Martinez Hotel Ballroom. Condon was
joined by producer Laurence Mark, Oscar-winning
production designer John Myhre, Oscar-nominated
costume designer Sharen Davis, award-winning
choreographer Fatima Robinson, and Tony-nominated composer
Henry Krieger, who composed the original Broadway
were shown 20 minutes of the film before Condon
introduced them to Foxx, and then Knowles, Hudson,
and Anika Noni Rose, the film's title characters.
The film, set for
release in December, follows the rise and fall in the
'60s and '70s of a fictional girl group. (The
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