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Faith Evans To Star In Florence Ballard Biopic (Taraji P. Henson Offered Diana Ross Role)

Director Bille Woodruff (Beauty Shop, Honey) is reportedly planning a biopic based on he life of Florence Ballard, one of the original founding members of the Motown group The Supremes.

Ballard died of cardiac arrest at the age of thirty-two, in 1976.

Faith Evans has been cast as Ballard, with Taraji P. Henson reportedly being offered the role of Diana Ross – athough that piece of info has yet to be confirmed, so file it under “rumors.”

But the project is definitely in the works, and Faith Evans has been cast.

The film version of the 1981 Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, released in 2006, tells the story of a fictional group called “The Dreams,” whose career parallels that of The Supremes. Jennifer Hudson won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Effie White in that film (a character said to be a mirror of Florence Ballard, whom Hudson actually dedicated her award to, during her acceptance speech).

More when we know more…

8 comments to Faith Evans To Star In Florence Ballard Biopic (Taraji P. Henson Offered Diana Ross Role)

  • Shanea

    I’m curious to see how Billie Woodruff will tackle this film in a way that will separate it from Dreamgirls.

  • CAN AM

    I can’t wait to see this. Motown stories are exciting.

  • RIKABBY.

    AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS COMING TO THE BIG SCREEN BUT LATELY PEOPL HAVE BEEN SAYING TARAJI SHOULD PORTRAY TAMMI TERELL WHICH I HOPE GETS INTO PRODUCTION SOON — BUT I THINK KELLY ROWLAND WOULD MAKE A GOOD MARY WILSON =]’I ALWAYS HAD FAITH IN MIND AS FLORENCE THE RESEMBLANCE !!

  • Or one hit rapper-Charlie Baltimore..:)

  • hollaj

    why faith evans? why blu cantrell or cc pennison if they’re going to pick a random r & b singer that hasn’t had a hit in 15 years. Faith hasn’t seen 32 since she has seen a hit song. the girl that played faith in the biggie movie would be far more appropriate if its about a resemblance.

  • she is a wonderful person and i think that faith will be able to take the lead and tariji will be a great diana

  • Jasmyne Reynolds(JazzyJ)

    Hey has anybody thought who played Tammi Terrell if they ever do a film about Tammi’s who died four decades ago and too soon and I think my favorite actress Taraji P. Henson should play her I always look at her and pictures of Tammi I feel she can play her.
    Hey Faith you are Florence “Blonde” Ballard in my book.

    I can’t wait to see this film.

    Y’all rock my world.

    Your fan,
    JazzyJ In The House