Nia Long In Running To Play Aretha Franklin In Upcoming Biopic?



Aretha Franklin biopic has apparently sparked the interest of actress Nia Long.

While the Queen of Soul has made made her bid for Halle Berry to star in her upcoming bio-pic (and Halle Berry respectfully declined),  Nia Long is hoping to land the gig…

Nia Long tells

“I would be ever so honoured. She’s an icon and I’m sure there’s more to her story than the world knows. Aretha, if you’re out there and you’re reading, count me in!”

According to the press release for Aretha’s bio-pic. The upcoming film is,

“an epic tale with probably the most starring and supporting roles since Roots.”


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