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Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt to play Deana Martin in new movie
HOLLYWOOD, CA During her benefit concert at the House of Blues on September 11, singer and book author Deana Martin announced that her 2004 memoir, entitled Memories Are Made Of This, is being made into a movie with some celebrated figures hand-picked to help accelerate the projects long journey to the silver screen.
The book is a 285-page captivating abstract of Hollywood icon Dean Martins life, as perceived and witnessed first-hand by the star entertainers greatest fan his devoted daughter.
After taking audience members on an enthralling and visual expedition of some of her best memories growing up with her famous dad, Martin confirmed that singer-turned-actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, 32, is slated to portray the internationally-acclaimed artist in a film adaptation of Martins book.
I guess they thought I was too old to play myself, Martin said jokingly.
However, anyone on the receiving end of Martins sex appeal and infectious charm may deliver a different opinion.
At age 63, this powerhouse of talent with evergreen beauty and impressive vitality still has what it takes to mesmerize an audience of any measurement of time.
Casting Hewitt (I Know What You Did Last Summer, Party of Five) in the principal role of Martin was a wise choice, said a show attendee who works in the movie industry.
Like Martin, Hewitts astronomical career accomplishments came early in life.
Furthermore, the one picked to portray the daughter who has inherited the mighty genes of one of Hollywoods sexiest stars must be able to fit the bill physically.
Hewitt apparently does.
Actor, director and producer Bonnie Hunt is currently penning the movies screenplay, with Hollywood actor Joe Mantegna scheduled to fill the directors chair.
Martin was in Los Angeles for a special concert to benefit Grandparents As Parents, a worldwide support organization aimed at providing services for grandparents and other relatives who care for at-risk children. The group is one of several not-for-profit entities Martin supports.
As always, Martin was also on a continued quest to keep alive her fathers music anthology, which includes such hit singles as Volare, Thats Amore and Memories Are Made of This.
During her superlative production at the House of Blues, Martin also paid homage to Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the man who taught her how to sing Frank Sinatra.
Martins next tribute to the King of Cool, and his music will take place on November 23 at the Catalina Jazz Club.
To read what other entertainers are doing to honor the legacies of Dean Martin, the Great American Songbook and those who helped popularize songs made during the Big Band and Swing eras, read this article.
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