Aretha Has Another Person in Mind for Her Biopic

April 30, 2012  |  


Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin, is letting it be known that she has picked what she calls a “strong contender” to play her in an upcoming biopic.

Yep, you read it here. The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner is eyeing actress Audra McDonald, who was spotted my Franklin when she attended “Porgy and Bess” on Broadway. It was the Queen of Soul’s first time seeing McDonald in a play. She was very impressed with her performance and expressed an interest in her for the role.

Check out McDonald’s picture (if you don’t recognize her name) and find out why Franklin thinks she’s so qualified at 

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  • Blue

    Nope, the person would be me!!!!!

  • Just saying!

    I love Audra McDonald! 🙂 

  • FromUR2UB

    Now, that’s a better choice than Halle Berry.

    • Papillon

      Only slightly better. It still makes me want to scream “Earth to Aretha!”

  • IllyPhilly

    Is/was Aretha really all that interesting? Let’s go behind the scenes of the Diana Ross and Berry Gordy days. 

  • Mls2698

    I was thinking Queen Latifah.