The undiputed ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has handpicked Halle Berry as  her top choice to portray her in an upcoming biopic.  The film will be based on her best selling book ‘Aretha: From These Roots’ which was a best seller 10 years ago.  Aretha will be reviewing the script next week and she already has at least two other Actors in mind for her film.  She would like Denzel Washington to portray her Father The Reverend C.L. Franklin and Terrence Howard to portray Smokey Robinson.  Ms Franklin has reported that she has already spoken with the Actors and they are all enthusiastic about the film and have verbally accepted the roles.

I cannot wait to see this one.  It is always interesting to see who an Artist sees themselves and who they envision should emulate them on the Big Screen.