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Three Big Names Eyed for Aretha Franklin Biopic

December 11, 2007 08:36:52 GMT

Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, and Fantasia Barrino are being courted to play the Soul singer on the big screen.


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Picking up celebrated names in entertainment industry, Aretha Franklin reportedly is keen to have Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Halle Berry also "American Idol" winner from third season Fantasia Barrino to portray her in a film feature about her life.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer insists that the threesome have already been in the run for the part, but admitted that she still can't decide who is the most proper one to play it in the project.

"I'm still thinking of several people (to star as the singer), and that would be Halle Berry, possibly Fantasia, she'll be through on Broadway in January, and it could be Jennifer Hudson - you never know," so the Soul diva said. "There's no final on that yet."

Further, she added, "I'm still observing them and their projects. Dreamgirls I've watched a couple of times lately, and I'm still just trying to arrive at the right decision."

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Classyrd@aol.com on May 10, 2009
Dear Ms.Queen of Soul, I do believe you have a big decision to make for your project. I know that Fantasia and Jennifer are powerful singers and women. I truly feel that you will choice the one whom you feel in your heart will do you justice. However Fantasia does have the soul that we have seen in you over time Halle is a great actress, but I personally don`t feel that she should be in a category with these two. Good luck n your decision. Ms. Williams, Orlando, Fla.
posted by Queen on Oct 30, 2008
Please give Fantasia this chance,I would like to see her at the top of your decison.
posted by cblunt01 on Sep 06, 2008
Dear Queen, Please don't cheat Fantasia of of this chance. I truly feel like she was cheated out of the role in "DreamGirls." No disrespect to Jennifer Hudson, she was outstanding as a singer but she did not have the "true grit" that the role needed. Fantasia would have brought both to the table. Anyway, she would be perfect to represent your life story. I hope you make the right decision.

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