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Franklin wants Berry to portray her in biopic

 FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2010 file photo, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is seen in Detroit.  Franklin revealed a wish list of actors she'd like ...
 FILE - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, actress Halle Berry attends the 4th annual DKMS "Linked Against Leukemia" gala at Cipriani's 42nd Street in...

Film Aretha Franklin

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2010 file photo, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is seen in Detroit. Franklin revealed a wish list of actors she'd like ...

Film Aretha Franklin

FILE - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, actress Halle Berry attends the 4th annual DKMS "Linked Against Leukemia" gala at Cipriani's 42nd Street in...

Aretha Franklin would like to see Halle Berry portray a younger version of the Queen of Soul in an upcoming biopic.
The 68-year-old singing legend this week revealed a wish list of actors she'd like to see sign up for a planned film about her life and career.
Besides Berry, Franklin says she wants another Academy Award winner _ Denzel Washington _ to play her father, the late C.L. Franklin. Her wish list also includes Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard as Motown star Smokey Robinson.
The movie will be based on Franklin's autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots." Franklin revealed her role choices in a press release.
Messages seeking comment were left by The Associated Press on Friday for representatives of Berry, Washington and Howard.


Updated : 2021-05-09 16:57 GMT+08:00