GRAMMY-winning star BeyoncÃ© is to play I Just Want To Make Love To You singer Etta James in a film about the 1950s music business, according to reports.
The star, who was award-nominated for her role in Dreamgirls, is also set to be an executive producer on Cadillac Records, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Adrien Brody, who won a best actor Oscar for his performance in The Pianist, will also star in the movie.
Blues star James scored her UK hit in 1996 on the back of a Diet Coke advert.
Cadillac Records deals with Chicago-based record label Chess and the turbulent lives of some of its star recording artists, including Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry.
Brody is due to play the labelâ€™s founder Leonard Chess. BeyoncÃ© will record four songs for the filmâ€™s soundtrack, the report added.
She will reportedly donate a portion of her fees to the Survivor Foundation, a charity which helps recovering drug addicts.
The singer, whose film credits also include Austin Powers in Goldmember, was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in musical film Dreamgirls, while the soundtrack gained a Grammy Awards nod this year. BeyoncÃ©â€™s Irreplaceable, from her album Bâ€™Day, was also nominated for record of the year at the ceremony, where the star performed a duet with Tina Turner. â€” BBC News.