Aretha Franklin Confirms Halle Berry Playing Her In Biopic

Published by Clay Cane on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 10:47 am.

There has been tons of talk on Aretha Franklin’s biopic for the longest.  In September, we heard that Halle Berry was playing the legendary Queen of Soul. There was even a press release that said Denzel Washington, Halle and Terrence Howard would all be in the film. Well, today Aretha confirmed on The Wendy Williams Show that Oscar winner Halle Berry will play Aretha Franklin on film.

Now, I know there are many Halle haters out there who feel that she gets too many roles.  But, clearly this was a choice by the Queen and Halle obviously couldn’t say no.  This will be an extreme stretch for the actress, who already immortalized Dorothy Dandridge and whose dream role is Angela Davis.  Nonetheless, what Aretha wants, Aretha gets. I would’ve been curious to see what Mo’Nique or Jennifer Hudson could have done with the role – but Aretha knows her story better than anyone else.  Some artists don’t get any choice on who plays them in their biopic.

What do you think of Halle as Aretha?

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