Has ‘No Love Allowed‘ singer Rihanna been tipped to play Josephine Baker in a forthcoming biopic? Fortunately for fans of the star, the answer to that question is yes.
For, in what will no doubt hand exposure to the project, producer W Lance Reynolds has revealed that he hopes to secure the chart topping chanteuse for the role- explaining:
“Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium and with her unique acting and performing abilities, I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen.”
Reportedly pulling from Jo Bouillon‘s 1995 paperback ‘Josephine‘, rights to the flick have been purchased Noosa and comes 22 years after Time Warner‘s HBO unveiled the Emmy award winning ‘The Josephine Baker Story‘, starring Lynn Whitfield.
If Rihanna does take on the role, it’d no doubt mark her biggest cinematic release since Peter Berg‘s ‘Battleship’, distributed by Universal Pictures and co-starring True Blood frontman Alexander Skarsgard.