Noosa Films has no Internet search-engine presence, but the alleged production company won the film rights to legendary actress, singer and dancer Josephine Baker’s self-titled memoir. Noosa is moving forward with a film about Baker’s life and hope to tap Rihanna to star.
Eurweb reports producer W. Lance Reynolds thinks Rihanna could nail the portrayal, leading to a revival of Baker’s works.
“Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium and with her unique acting and performing abilities I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen,” he said in a statement.
The Barbadian-crooner has not responded publicly to the request, but the role could be transformative if she accepts it. Baker is an icon and channeling her spirit into a biographical picture won’t come without criticism.
Baker has been depicted in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” and Salma Hayek’s “Frida,” but no feature-length film has been created about Baker’s amazing life. Diana Ross has attempting to bring Baker to the silver screen with little success.
Baker was born working-poor in St. Louis, Missouri in 1905. She quickly ascended the dancing ranks as a teen and began touring the country as a cabaret star in the 1920s. Baker was influential in integrating theaters and dancing troupes, having been the first Black woman to star in a major motion picture. Baker was married four times and adopted 12 children, nicknamed the “Rainbow Tribe.”
Rihanna may nail this role. Both women are rebels. Both women struggle with fame and seek normalcy in every aspect of their lives. Both women broke records.
Would you watch a Josephine Baker biopic starring Rihanna?