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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?

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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.

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