Paula Patton Sets Eyes on Josephine Baker Biopic

The 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' actress is planning to star and produce the adaptation of Sherry Jones' 2018 novel 'Josephine Baker's Last Dance'.

AceShowbiz - Actress Paula Patton is eyeing a new biopic about jazz legend Josephine Baker.

The "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" beauty has optioned the film and TV rights to Sherry Jones' novel "Josephine Baker's Last Dance", which she is planning to produce as a starring vehicle for herself.

"Josephine Baker had an incredible life and was a remarkable woman," Patton told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.

"It's been a childhood dream of mine to play such an inspirational person and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to tell her story."

Patton is currently searching for a writer to adapt the project.

The 2018 book chronicled the life of the Missouri-born French entertainer, who served as an undercover agent for the French resistance during World War II and went on to become a civil rights activist, all while wowing audiences as a dancer and singer.

She was also an actress, and became the first African-American to star in a major motion picture, directors Mario Nalpas and Henri Etievant's silent film "Siren of the Tropics" in 1927.

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