Halle Berry May Actually Play Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, Halle Berry


Aretha Franklin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and released some surprising casting details on her upcoming biopic.

“We’re hammering out the last details,” Franklin said of the project, which made headlines earlier this year when the non-singing Halle Berry sidestepped an offer to take on the role. That didn’t sit well with Franklin, who carped to talk show host Wendy Williams that she “would like the person who is going to play me to be more confident.”

But Monday night in D.C., it was Aretha who exuded all the confidence. “Halle Berry,” she said. “I think Halle Berry’s gonna get it.”

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