Aretha Franklin Reveals Who She Wants In Her Biopic


kholmes | January 18, 2012 - 5:28 pm

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has revealed who she wants to star in her biopic.

Tuesday (Jan. 17) her spokeswoman announced that she is in talks with “directors and financiers” for her biopic “From These Roots.”  A short list was released of castingactor suggestions for the characters who will appear in her story. Check out the rundown below.

Actress Nia Long to play her older sister Erma Franklin

Kerry Washington to play her younger sister Carolyn Franklin

Blair Underwood to play her brother Cecil Franklin

Terrence Howard to play Smokey Robinson and Dezel Washington to play her father Reverend Cecil Franklin. Aretha hasn’t announced who she wants to play the role of her as of yet but Jennifer Hudson’s name has been floating around. We’ll be sure to keep you updated once we find out.