With the death of Lena Horne fresh on everyone’s mind, talk of a biopic about the singer’s incredible life is once again being discussed. Over the last few years everyone from Janet Jackson to Alicia Keys has seen their names floated around as potential actresses to play the iconic singer. However, another name has now entered into the fray, and I can’t say that I am shocked.
According to online reports, Beyonce wants to not only play the role of Lena Horne, but produce the film as well. The singer produced her last two films, Cadillac Records and Obsessed- the latter went on to gross over 75 million dollars.
Beyonce has made a career out of playing musical icons. The pop diva won critical acclaim for her role as Etta James in Cadillac Records and a Diana Ross like character in Dreamgirls.
No doubt this news will upset many. However, take solace that this is all still just speculation, innuendo and rumor. Beyonce was also linked to the role of Eartha Kitt after her death and so far nothing has come of that.