Beyoncé to play Etta James in Cadillac Records
In a shocking move, Beyoncé Knowles has signed up to play a singer in a feature film!
(We kid because we love.)
Cadillac Records, the forthcoming Darnell Martin movie depicting the 1950s Chicago music scene and already boasting a cast featuring the likes of Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright and Cedric the Entertainer, has added another star to its musical ranks. Knowles has reportedly signed up to fill the shoes of multiple Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Etta James.
James is best known for her #2 R&B chart hit single "At Last," which has itself, along with a slew of her other songs, been featured in many movies. She released her latest album, All The Way, in 2006.
Production on Cadillac Records is slated to start in New Jersey and Mississippi this spring, according to Cinematical.
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