So call me crazy, but who does Aretha Franklin think she’s fooling? It has been announced the screenplay for the new movie, of Franklin’s life story, will soon be reviewed. And who did Franklin chose to play her part, because she reminded her of herself, during younger years? Halle Berry, yeah that’s right, seriously Aretha, who are you kidding? I know Aretha is the “Queen of Soul”, but let’s face it, Queen Latifah, may have been her better choice.
In other roles, Denzel Washington is being courted to play her dad, while Terrence Howard supposedly will portray, the legendary singer Smokey Robinson. Now that makes sense.
But let’s face it, the “Queen of Soul” was never a beauty queen, she just has an incredible voice. HALLE, PLEASE DON’T DO IT! THIS WOULD BREAK MY HEART! Sorry, Ms. Franklin, not to be mean, I love your music, but seriously?
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Halle Berry to play Aretha Franklin?
Aretha Franklin’s life story is making its way to the big screen, and Halle Berry may be stepping into the spotlight as the legendary Queen of Soul.
Sixty-eight-year-old Franklin — who says her health problems have been “resolved” — issued a press statement this week saying a biopic was in the works based on her 1999 autobiography, “Aretha: From These Roots,” reports the Huffington Post.
The singer suggests she’d like Oscar winner Berry to portray her in the film, a suggestion she also made to CNN in December 2008, while Terrence Howard has been tapped for the role of Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Franklin’s also interested in having Denzel Washington portray her father C.L. Franklin, a Baptist minister and civil rights leader.
In the release, the Detroit native — who will review the film’s script next week — says all three actors are “enthusiastic about the project and have agreed to take on these roles, subject to further negotiation.”
Washington in particular was said to be “very interested in the role,” according to Franklin, who added that she “also had a very positive response from her in-person conversations with Terrence Howard and others.”