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.