Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, reportedly wants Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry to play her because she thinks Berry would be a “good choice” for a movie based on her autobiography, “From These Roots.” So far Franklin reportedly spoke with Denzel Washington, who she thinks would be the best choice for her father. She described him as being interested in the role. Veteran actress Nia Long is Franklin’s choice for her sister, Erma Franklin, best known for the song “Piece of My Heart” and Terrence Howard, who physically resembles Smokey Robinson, would play the R&B singer. The project is still a long way from becoming reality as representatives for Franklin is currently reviewing different scripts. In Addition, the film does not have financing.
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