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    Beyonce to Star in Aida

    Beyonce to Star in Aida

    JIM HILL MEDIA -- (July 6, 2007) Walt Disney Studios is seriously thinking about turning DT's earlier production, "Aida," into a big budget movie musical.

    "And just who would play the title role in the film version of this Elton John musical?," you ask. Would you believe Beyoncé? The Mouse is reportedly already in talks with this pop diva, trying to convince Ms. Knowles to make "Aida" her follow-up project to "Dreamgirls."

    Starring in the movie version of this Tony Award-winning musical should be a no-brainer for Beyoncé. Particularly since the show's title role has proven to be such an effective showcase for chart toppers like Toni Braxton and Ms. Knowles' fellow "Destiny's Child" survivor, Michelle T. Williams.

    Mind you, the folks back at the studio are thrilled that a movie version of "Aida" is finally in the works. After all, that's why Disney bought the rights to the children's storybook version of Giuseppe Verdi's opera that Leontyne Price wrote back in 1990. Because they originally thought that this material might make fine fodder for a feature length cartoon.

    So now -- after almost 20 years -- to have "Aida" finally come full circle and return to the studio. Only this time not as a proposed animated feature, but as a live action movie musical ... Well, there's something very pleasing about that.

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    Re: Beyonce to Star in Aida

    I do rather hope this pans out and Hillboy isn't toying with our minds. I saw Aida once and found it to be a great show. Wasn't disappointed at all.
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    Re: Beyonce to Star in Aida

    I loved Aida! I had to see it twice since the first time I couldn't stop staring at Adam Pascal!!

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    Re: Beyonce to Star in Aida

    She could pull that off possibly. She showed vast acting improvements in Dreamgirls and this could really help establish her further. The songs are also perfectly in her range and she could really put a nice spin on them. If I had it my way I would have Heather Headley reprise the role but that won't happen.

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    Re: Beyonce to Star in Aida

    I've heard they might cast Corbin Blu from High School Musical in it as well.

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    Re: Beyonce to Star in Aida

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneySeaFan View Post
    If I had it my way I would have Heather Headley reprise the role but that won't happen.
    Why won't it? I'd prefer Ms. Headley myself too, but did something happen?

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    Re: Beyonce to Star in Aida

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    I've heard they might cast Corbin Blu from High School Musical in it as well.
    You are correct. I've heard that tossed around as well too.

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