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Beyoncé to play Etta James in movie

Beyoncé to play Etta James in movie
Beyoncé Knowles has signed up to star as blues legend Etta James in forthcoming movie Cadillac Records.

The Dreamgirls star will appear alongside Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright and Cedric the Entertainer in the movie, to be directed by Darnell Martin.

Brody will play the founder of infamous blues label Chess Records, Leonard Chess, after Matt Dillon dropped out of the role over a conflict in schedules.

Shooting for the 1950s-set film is due to start in March in Mississippi and New Jersey.
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