Alicia Keys Lands Movie Role

Alicia Keys is adding another note to her acting resume. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has been cast in the big-screen adaptation of the best-selling book, “The Nanny Diaries,” Keys’ spokeswoman, Kelly Bush, said Thursday.

The film features
Scarlett Johansson as a nanny for a wealthy Manhattan family.
Paul Giamatti,
Laura Linney and
Chris Evans also star. Keys will play the nanny’s best friend, Bush said.

The character is a far cry from the assassin she plays in the upcoming action flick “Smokin’ Aces,” which features
Ben Affleck,
Andy Garcia,
Jeremy Piven and
Ray Liotta.

Keys, 25, and longtime manager Jeff Robinson formed a production company, Big Pita, Lil’ Pita, in January that will create original television and movie projects — and even more acting opportunities for Keys.
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