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Alicia to play Lena Horne    ·    December 13th, 2007

Alicia Keys to play Lena Horne

Alicia Keys will play Lena Horne in a movie on the music legend and not Janet Jackson as was rumored earlier.

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who has taken over the project, wanted Keys in the lead role, reports. She said: ‘We are going to start filming next year. And we have got Alicia.’

The casting seems to be making sense since Keys and Horne share a lot in common. Both were from New York and became famous quickly. Keys is a spokesperson for several AIDS organizations and Horne was heavily involved in the civil rights movement.

Horne, 90, has been deeply involved in the casting process and had asked Jackson to remove herself from the project after the Super Bowl controversy where the pop star exposed her breast during a performance and claimed it was wardrobe malfunction.

Source: EarthTimes.Org

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3 Responses to “Alicia to play Lena Horne”

  1. TheCapricornianC Says:

    Love Janet but I dont see any resemblance of Ms. Horne in Janet. I wonder what happened to the project with Halle Berry. Playing 2 non-fictional people maybe a good or bad thing. Get what you can while you can and be the BEST!

  2. Vicky King Says:

    I think Alicia is a perfect person to bring back our Lean Horne memories.

    I will surely go see it.

    Warm Smiles

  3. Debra Finch Says:

    I am glad that Lena Horne story will be played by Alicia Keys I feel that she will be wonderful. I feel that she is very focus when it comes to her projects that she takes on.

    Debra Finch

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