Etta James was a pleasantly plump woman in her heyday (she’s currently slim), is Bey going to get to let her “natural weight” shine and hips get bigger for this movie? I’ve always said that in her heart (and from the size of her knees…she’s got big girl knees.) Beyonce will always be a classic “cute in the face, small in the waist” and huge in the hips and butt kind of chick.
While speaking to Cedric the Entertainer on his latest film, ‘Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins’, he mentioned to blackfilm.com that Beyonce has been cast to play famed singer Etta James on his next film, ‘Cadillac Records’. The story is about Leonard Chess, the legendary founder of the South Side Chicago blues label Chess Records. The period piece follows the rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of such R&B greats as Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. – BlackVoices
Adrien Brody will be playing Chess.