But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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About damn time!
Precious filmmaker Lee Daniels is in talks to take on the independent project. If he can be convinced to make the movie, production will finally begin in 2013!
If you've seen his first feature or perhaps his latest, The Paperboy, then you know he's got the gritty style that would match the iconic singers wild life.
Get your act together, Hollywood! This is one movie we would really like to see some day soon.
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