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Rihanna rumored to play Josephine Baker in new movie

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Rihanna is rumored to be lining up a role as the legendary singer, dancer and actress Josephine Baker in a new film.

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The biopic will document the troubled life of the iconic musician performer, and the singer is reportedly first choice to star in the lead role.

Producer Lance W. Reynolds says in a statement, "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."

The film about the life of Baker, who first became notorious for dancing topless with a tutu of fake bananas in 1920s France, is set for release next year.

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Aug 26, 2013 1:52PM
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Hell to the no, or did she suddenly gain acting abilities?
Aug 26, 2013 1:59PM
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Producer Lance W. Reynolds says in a statement, "Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium

 

 

That is Your Opinion, geuss we can agree to Disagree!  mmmm thank ya very much mmmm bye bye....

Aug 26, 2013 2:34PM
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Lynn Whitfield had the role in an HBO production.  Leave it be.  Rihanna has to go get more lessons.
Aug 26, 2013 2:38PM
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After her terrible no acting skillls debut in Battleship they are casting her in leading role? 

 

Josephine Baker was a true talented natural singer.  She didn't need auto tune like Rihanna who still sings out of tune and can carry a melody. Good news is that Rihanna is an excellent lip sync  karoake singer from all her concerts, so a voice over from Josephine Baker will just be another kayoake routine for Rihanna.

 

Stil is an insult to the talent of Joseohine Baker.

Aug 26, 2013 3:20PM
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Stop the maddness. . . . . . . No freaking way!!! Josephine Baker would have to be reincarnated in her body for that role.  Don't F- Up the legacy of Ms. Baker with some garbage.
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