She that 'Glitter's turns to ... more movies.
Mariah Carey â€” whose recent Sundance Film Festival selection, 'Wisegirls,' appears to be a step toward saving the singer's acting career after the disastrous 'Glitter' â€” has signed on for another indie drama.
In 'Sweet Science,' Carey will play a determined boxing manager who drafts an unknown female boxer to make a name for them both, according to the film's co-producer, Anthony Esposito.
After working with the pop star as the co-producer of 'Wisegirls,' Esposito said he believes in Mariah and likened her to Cher, who was at first ridiculed for her attempt at the big screen but went on to win an Oscar.
Esposito is still looking for a director for 'Sweet Science,' which is scheduled to begin shooting this summer. He is also still casting the role of the boxer, which he toyed with offering to Carey, but she would've needed serious training, he said.
Gary Goldman ('Total Recall'), Stan Seidel ('One Night at McCool's') and Rick Angres wrote the 'Sweet Science' screenplay.
Critics who saw 'Wisegirls' at Sundance last month had positive words for Carey's performance as a waitress in a restaurant run by the mob. The film, which also stars Mira Sorvino, is due later this year.
'Glitter' was delayed after Carey suffered extreme exhaustion and checked herself into a clinic (see 'Mariah Carey Had 'Breakdown,' Her Publicist Says'). It was panned by critics, hardly registering at the box office (see 'Mariah's 'Glitter' Falls Short Of Box Office Top 10'), but that did not slow Carey. She has since appeared on 'Ally McBeal' (see 'Mariah Carey Lights 'Matches' For 'Ally McBeal' Role') and has sung at high-profile events like 'America: A Tribute to Heroes' and the Super Bowl.
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