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September 13, 2010

Aretha Wants Halle Berry to Play Her in Biopic

The Queen of Soul knows who she wants, but will Berry take the part?

Aretha Franklin announced recently that she wants Halle Berry to play a young Aretha in a planned biopic on the life of the Queen of Soul.

Franklin said she'd soon be reviewing the script for the film, to be based on her autobiography, Aretha: From These Roots, a best-seller a decade ago.

The 68-year-old Franklin also wants Denzel Washington to play her father, the late C.L. Franklin, a prominent Baptist minister and civil rights leader in Detroit. And she wants Terrence Howard as Motown star Smokey Robinson.