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Beyonce Knowles and Eva Longoria are in serious talks to star in Sofia Coppola's planned big-screen adaptation of Sarah Waters's lesbian love story Tipping the Velvet. The novel is set in Victorian England and centers around music-hall star Kitty Butler and her lover, Nan Astley.
Longoria told the press, "Yes, it's true. We are talking about doing the movie together. It's such a wonderful novel, a beautiful love story." Added Knowles: "We've had Brokeback Mountain, so the time is right for this divine novel to get the same treatment."
The BBC sparked controversy with its telefilm of the novel in 2002 due to its graphic sex scenes. (The Advocate)