Alicia Keys Eyeing Role As Liberian-Born New York Times Journalist

Well, it looks like Alicia Keys is mos def serious about this acting thing. She had some noticeable roles in both Smoking Aces and The Secret Life Of Bees, but she hasn’t had to carry a film solo yet.

Until now anyway… she just may get her opportunity. I wonder if she was inspired by her Secret Life Of Bees co-star, Jennifer Hudson’s Winnie Mandela biopic attempt

According to The Playlist, Ms Keys is set to produce and star in an adaptation of The House At Sugar Beach, based on the memoirs of Liberian-born New York Times journalist, Helene Cooper.

I haven’t read the book, but here’s the synopsis from Publisher’s Weekly:

Journalist Cooper has a compelling story to tell: born into a wealthy, powerful, dynastic Liberian family descended from freed American slaves, she came of age in the 1980s when her homeland slipped into civil war.
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