"The Queen Of Soul" — Aretha Franklin
The much-gestated Aretha Franklin biopic has had everyone and their mama mentioned, yet no one attached to play the venerable Queen of Soul.
Taylor Hackford, director of Ray, the Ray Charles biopic and husband of Helen Mirren, has signed on to direct the forthcoming biopic about soul diva Aretha Franklin. Most recently Taylor Hackford ("Ray") signed on to direct this project which would focus on the Soul singer's early-to-peak years of her singing careers and the all the struggles involved. While we would love to see this picture come to fruition, the major thing stopping it is — you guessed it — Aretha Franklin.
If she needs any help to make sure this project hits the stage, all she has to do is "Call Me," and we'll be right there to make sure her biopic gets the "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" it deserves.