A production company called Noosa Films has won the film rights to Josephine Baker’s memoir.

Their first choice to play Baker?

Rihanna.

From Clutch Magazine:

Eurweb reports producer W. Lance Reynolds thinks Rihanna could nail the portrayal, leading to a revival of Baker’s works.

“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,” he said in a statement.

The Barbadian-crooner has not responded publicly to the request, but the role could be transformative if she accepts it. Baker is an icon and channeling her spirit into a biographical picture won’t come without criticism.

Read more at Clutch Magazine

 

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