Blackfilm.com reports that Beyonce is set to take on the role of legendary songstress Etta James. The film will be written and directed by Darnell Martin.
"The film explores Chicago in the 1950s, charting the colorful lives of American musical legends like Muddy Waters, Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Elvis Presley. Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Tammy Blanchard co-star."
Beyonce is good at what she does, but she's no Etta James. Christina Aguilera would totally rock the role of Etta. I know Christina isn't African American, but hey... she is Latina; with the right wig and a nice tan, she could definitely pass.