Jennifer Hudson is Winnie Mandela in the biopic of the same name.  According to Pulse of Radio: Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will star in the new film, Winnie Mandela, which will hit theaters on September 6th. The movie is a T.D. Jakes produced biopic about the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela. The film chronicles Winnie Mandela’s early life in South Africa, her […]

Alicia Keys says she wants to play Lena Horne in an upcoming biopic.  Oprah Winfrey has taken over the project and Alicia Keys is in the running to play the legendary Lena Horne.  Janet Jackson was considered to play the role but was dropped after her 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.  Keys says she’s hoping to get […]

Reports say that Marvin Gaye‘s son is against the upcoming biopic and doesn’t want Lenny Kravitz to be a part of the film. As previously reported, Lenny will play Marvin in Sexual Healing — which will focus on the soul legend’s life, including his depression and drug addiction up until his death in 1984. Marvin Gaye III told the site, “The […]

Lenny Kravitz’s first leading role in a movie and the rocker will play soul singer Marvin Gaye.  Read more here…

via: In case you’re wondering what’s up with Aretha Franklin’s long awaited biopic, there’s been some movement. According to Lady Soul’s publicist, David Brokaw, she has approved a story treatment and has ordered a script. She is in negotiations with top directors and producers. Read More

Zoe Saldana has reportedly replaced Mary J. Blige as the leading lady in the Nina Simone biopic that is scheduled to begin filming in October. The film was supposed to begin filming in May 2011, but was put on hold so that Mary J. Blige could honor her commitments to the Rock of Ages film. […]

Among the names mentioned for possible roles in the Franklin biopic were Nia Long, Kerry Washington, Blair Underwood, Terrence, Howard Denzel Washington and Halle Berry, but Jennifer Hudson has not been mention as one of the possible women in the movie.  What’s up with that?  Read More:

*Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Andre 3000, but you will not be playing the role of legendary rock star Jimi Hendrix in a biopic. According to reports, the deceased guitarist’s estate shot the whole thing down.

Source: You read right ladies and gents!!!! According to,  Marlon Wayans has been slated to play the late, great funnyman Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic, Richard Pryor: Is It Some thing I Said? Last year, the rumor was that Eddie Murphy was said be in the works as Pryor, but things changed […]