Looks like the Queen of Soul might not have gotten her way this time!
Remember earlier this year when Aretha Franklin was just PINING to have Halle Berry portray her in an upcoming biopic???
Mz. Franklin was SO adamant about Halle playing her — insistent, really — even though Halle herself said she couldn’t even carry a tune! LOLz!
Well, now it sounds like Tony award-winner Audra McDonald has reportedly signed on to play young Aretha…not Halle!!
Seems to be a more appropriate choice, seeing as Audra can do more than just carry a tune — the singer-actress has won FOUR Tonys for her performances on Broadway, such as A Raisin In The Sun and Ragtime AND has won two Emmys for her role in ABC’s Private Practice!
Apparently, though, there have been no talks between Aretha and Audra just yet, with Franklin still in negotiations for the project all together.
Better luck…er…next time, Aretha?
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