Beyonce Knowles to Star in Drama Musical 'Cadillac Records'

Beyonce Knowles

The R 'n' B superstar is reportedly set to portray famed singer Etta James in Darnell Martin latest directed-film.
"Bootylicious" hitmaker Beyonce Knowles will once again appear in the big screen. According to reports, the R 'n' B superstar is set to star in Sony BMG's drama musical about musical legends of the 1950s "Cadillac Records".

Knowles reportedly will be portraying the renowned singer Etta James whose hits include "I Just Want To Make Love To You" and "At Last". On the part, an insider revealed, "Beyonce is a massive fan of the superb Etta. She's honoured to play her." Meanwhile, according to, the news about the joining of the 26-year-old singer was outed by Cedric the Entertainer.

Directed by Darnell Martin, "Cadillac" is a film that follows the rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of R 'n' B great artists, including Muddy Waters, Etta and Elvis Presley. The movie which principal photography is said to be taking place in New Jersey and Mississippi will feature Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric and Tammy Blanchard.

The film won't be Knowles' first experience in movie-biz. She has appeared in various films, including "Goldmember" opposite Mike Myers and Michael Caine, "The Fighting Temptations" alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and "The Pink Panther" with Steve Martin. Her last movie project was the adaptation of 1981 hit Broadway musical "Dreamgirls".

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