*Oscar winner Halle Berry has reportedly been confirmed to star as Aretha Franklin in a biopic about the singer’s life.
According to WENN, the actress will play the Queen of Soul in her older years.
“Halle Berry is me for the older me and a younger actress has yet to be named,” Franklin reportedly said.
The 68-year-old legend is currently recovering from an unknown ailment in Detroit, and told ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ she has previously had offers for films about her life but has turned them down for not offering enough.
“For the last four years we’ve been talking about that and I’ve had a number of offers but unfortunately they were not good offers,” she said.
Currently, Berry, 44, is filming the romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve,” the follow-up to “Valentine’s Day.” She will also film ensemble comedy “Shoe Addicts Anonymous” and time-bending sci-fi drama “Cloud Atlas.”
Her film “Frankie & Alice” is in limited release and will open nationwide on Feb. 4.