While performing on The Wendy Williams show earlier this week, singer Faith Evans revealed she would be playing the role of Florence Ballard, one of the original members of The Supremes. Florence died at the tender age of 32 after having been kicked out of the group she founded. The role of Effie White in Dreamgirls is based loosely around Florence, who like her fictional counterpart, was also the lead singer of her group before being replaced. Shooting on the film is reportedly set to start next summer.
Faith’s “Something About Faith” album was released On Tuesday, October 5th and according to early estimates, it should move around 30,000 copies.