Aretha Franklin has made it clear that she wants Halle Berry to star in her upcoming bio-pic and Halle Berry has made it clear that she doesn't want to do it [click here if you missed that], but actress Nia Long is hoping Aretha will choose her...
The script has been finalized and the casting calls have gone out and Nia Long tells Essence.com,
"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!"The press release for Aretha's bio-pic describes it as
"an epic tale with probably the most starring and supporting roles since Roots."