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Aretha Franklin Hand Picks Cast Of Her Own Bio-Pic!

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Oh, gurl! We'll have to see if this actually pans out the way you say it will!

Aretha Franklin reportedly has a bio-pic in the works about her life, and the diva wasted no time sending out a press release that named her top, extremely A-list choices of talent for the film!

According to Franklin, Halle Berry would portray her younger self, Denzel Washington would take the role of her father, C.L. Franlin, and Terrence Howard would be Smokey Robinson!

She claims that all of the actors are "enthusiastic about the project and have agreed to take on these roles, subject to further negotiation."

Well isn't that something? Who needs a casting director when you have diva demands of this magnitude?!

LOLs!

It will be very inneresting to see if everyone is as enthusiastic as she claims they are!

What do U think?? Do U agree with Aretha's selections for her bio-pic??

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43 comments to “Aretha Franklin Hand Picks Cast Of Her Own Bio-Pic!”



  1. 1

    Halle Berry will be great, as long as Aretha isn't hungry, and agrees to not eat her first!



  2. 2

    STOP using inneresting as a word, its not you phaggot! BTW how hilarious that the fat cow thinks Hallie looks anything like her. Dream on fat ass…



  3. 3

    Oh yes…because the resemblance of Berry and Franklin is 'uncanny!"
    Bwahhh hahaha ha ha ha ha ha



  4. 4

    IF, and I do mean IF, what she says is true, I like her selections and it will be a great bio-pic. But the poor woman needs a reality check. Unless she's funding this entire operation, I doubt she has that much control.



  5. 5

    I mean this with no disrespect but I think Halle might be a bit too pretty to play Aretha. Aretha is not ugly but I think she needs a bit more of a "real" looking actress to play her. There really is just no way to lessen Halle's looks and I think it would be a bit distracting when she is trying to play Aretha. Aretha got where she is on voice alone. Looks had 0 to do with it and that would be kind of hard to believe if Halle were playing her.



  6. 6

    If Halle is playing her younger self, who's playing her fat self, BWAHAHAHA



  7. 7

    Wow, thats arrogant. lol. Picking Halle Berry to play her in a movie. Haha.



  8. 8

    Precious may be a little better with this role.



  9. 9

    Both of them look like 'bad drag' in these pics ……



  10. 10

    I hope there is a negotiation in this deal to cover her unpaid shoe bill from Neiman Marcus



  11. 11

    and free willy will portray her later years



  12. 12

    why does everyone pick on Aretha's weight? first of all,she's old! and last of all, she has a gift that surpasses anything that most people in the universe will ever have. fuck off, haters!



  13. 13

    Aretha Franklin has the opposite of body dysmorphia…she looks in the mirror, or in the mirror of her youth and sees Halle Berry. LOL
    The casting call SHOULD be at the zoo.. Aretha is an enormous blob…I've seen her live and she is scary big.



  14. 14

    To all of the poster's above me bagging out Aretha - Show some fucking respect! She is a living legend!!

    If Halle Berry can hold a tune, then why not? I personally would think Jennifer Hudson would be the go….



  15. 15

    Donald Trump should play Aretha.

  16. Alsi says – reply to this


    16

    halle berry??? really?? not even in her younger years did arethea ever looked liked halle. kinda reminds me of those vista commercials when the person invisions themselves a lot better looking than what they really are. besides halle is pushing 40, there's no way she can pull off a 20 something look.



  17. 17

    Can Halle even sing!?



  18. 18

    ARETHA HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN AS A SELF CENTRED DIVA BITCH. EVERYTHING HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT HER. HENCE, HER PICKING A GOOD LOOKING A-LIST CAST IS ONLY TO MAKE HER LIFE LOOK "GOOD" NOT THAT IT MIMICS REALITY. ARETHA HATES EVERY FEMALE SINGER EXCEPT HERSELF. THIS IS NOT NEWS. SHE'S AN ATTENTION SEEKER AND NEEDS TO BE CALLED THE "QUEEN OF SOUL" TO REASSURE HER OWN LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE. TRUTH!!!!

  19. Cucuy says – reply to this


    19

    Re: sssaaarrraaahhh – LOL, REALLY? HALLE BERRY WHO IS HER SECOND CHOICE BEYONCE…LOL THAT CHICK THAT PLAYED PRECIOUS IS PERFECT TO PLAY ARETHA!

  20. blam says – reply to this


    20

    everyone knows that jennifer hudson should play ALL aretha's, young and old she can act and might even sing them songs better than aretha herself



  21. 21

    Gee, the resemblance is so amazing lol
    Good try Aretha… better start to hit the IN & OUT this weekend HB.



  22. 22

    aretha was NEVER as thin or beautiful as Halle. she's always been a heifer
    the "big" question is ..who's going to play her as the pig cow thing she has been for the last 30 years ??? Slim pickings cuz there aren't any actors that fat and repulsive
    queen of soul …maybe
    queen of fried chicken …..absolutely
    she may have been great a looong time ago, but now she's living in the pas
    this one will go straight to dvd



  23. 23

    I think "Precious" would have been the better choice…



  24. 24

    Urethra has never looked like Halle…



  25. 25

    How in the world is Hollywood going to make Halle's ass that big? Bring in Steven Spielberg & George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic's special effects computer complex; good luck guys…



  26. 26

    Her ego has got to be as big as her ass if she thinks Halle is appropriate to play her in younger years. Two words for Aretha: Gabrielle Sidibe.



  27. 27

    INTERESTING! IT'S INTERESTING! You sound like an uneducated moron when you keep using "inneresting." It's not cute. Grow up.



  28. 28

    Oh yeah…..Halle Berry looks JUST like Aretha Franklin- lol that's so awesome, I want Halle Berry to play me in my bio pic too. lol Aretha is out of her mind.



  29. 29

    The best choice to play Aretha, would be Eddie Murphy. He portrayed a whole family of fatsos in The Nutty Professor, and the domineering Rasputia in Norbit.



  30. 30

    where have you been mario? this has been on the other rags for weeks



  31. 31

    Ew. You guys are disgusting. Picking on her weight. What are you guys - 11? You guys AREN'T funny and, many of you seem immature and lack intelligence. Grown up!

    Someone suggested J.Hud and I totally agree. She's a great actress and an even better singer. I think she'd be perfect for the role. I don't like Halle is a great pick to play Aretha.



  32. 32

    Well, Eddie Murphy would be best, but Martin Lawrence could do a great job, too. He was HILARIOUS in Big Momma's House and the sequel BMH2. Aretha lets out farts that are bigger than Halle Berry for goodness sake.



  33. 33

    Am I the only one who finds this woman sloppy and disgusting?

  34. lolli says – reply to this


    34

    AREFA? PLEASE, ARETHA+HALLE IS LIKE 2+2=9 IT DOESNT ADD UP. U NEED A REAL SISTA PLAYING YOU LIKE JENNIFER HUDSON, ALTHOUGH NOW SHES JUST TOO SKINNY… THERES ALWAYS FAT SUITS. I MEAN REALLY, YOU WERE A NAPPY HEADED HO BACK IN THE DAY WHO YOU TRYING TO FOOL. LIKE WENDY SAYS IM DONE, IM DONE! (I MEAN THIS WITH ALL ADMIRATION AND RESPECT I KEEPS IT REAL)



  35. 35

    Cool. =] Or maybe they can get Jennifer Hudson, like someone else said above me.



  36. 36

    Hell, it would look a LOT more realistic if Denzel played Aretha.



  37. 37

    Fuck off, Fuck off, Fuck off all of you running your sorry mouths about Aretha's weight. Bunch of children. This woman has contributed more to American music than most of you idiots have even listened to. There is far more to say about Franklin than her resemblance to Free Willy (gee that one took a lot of wit and intellect to come up with. Hamnip, comment #11 I'm talking to you, moron)



  38. 38

    Re: blam – YES!!! Jennifer Hudson really should play Aretha!!! Halle Berry as Aretha is very unrealistic. No disrespect to her but it is.



  39. 39

    Gaborey Sidibe would be more appropriate than Halle. Just sayin.



  40. 40

    Maybe when they do a movie about Halle's life they will have Urethra Franklin play Halle…

    Do you think that'll happen?



  41. 41

    Does anyone else notice the remarkable resemblance between Aretha Franklin and the Gorgs of Fraggle Rock?



  42. 42

    Re: whtevr – LOL! I AGREE!



  43. 43

    Actually Aretha wasn't that big when she was young but I think Jennifer Hudson would be a MUCH better choice. She can sing!