Supremes Biopic ‘Blondie’ Scores R&B Star Faith Evans

By  · Published on November 9th, 2010

The promise of a biopic focusing on Supremes founder Florence Ballard is the inevitability of a killer sound track. It’s also the beauty that can be derived from great personal and professional pain. Fortunately, Spirit of Life Films ‐ which is bringing Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story to the big screen ‐ has found an unbelievably apt talent to take the role of Blondie Ballard.

Faith Evans has her own professional and personal dramatics that have unraveled in the public eye ‐ thanks most in part to her marriage to rap icon Notorious B.I.G. Her acting is untested, but she has the experiences to draw upon to go meta-method here and make something raw and intimate. Plus, on an obvious note, her singing is unparalleled.

On the negative side, the film will be directed by Bille Woodruff ‐ the man behind Honey, Beauty Shop and the direct-to-video Bring It On: Fight to the Finish. It’s a shame that a project like this couldn’t attract a bigger talent in the directing department. His music videos have done well, but his films have all been terrible, and he can’t even afford the second ‘i’ in his first name. [HitFix]

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