Beyoncé Knowles Bound for Big Screen

04/17/2002 at 01:00 PM EDT

For Beyoncé Knowles, her destiny appears to be on the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter says that the lead singer of the R&B trio Destiny's Child, who will be making her movie debut this July in the Mike Myers spy spoof "Austin Powers in Goldmember," is already laying the groundwork for a follow-up feature. The Texas-born Knowles, 20, has her eye set on starring as the female lead opposite Oscar-winning actor (for 1996's "Jerry Maguire") Cuba Gooding Jr., 32, in "The Fighting Temptations." The film will be directed by Jonathan Lynn and is a joint production of Paramount Pictures and MTV Films -- the latter of which presented the TV movie "Carmen: A Hip Hopera," which marked her acting debut. "Temptations," due to begin shooting this summer, is described by the Reporter as "Soul Food" meets "The Full Monty" and concerns a Los Angeles rap producer (Gooding) who ends up in a small Southern town to collect an inheritance. According to the provisions of the will, he must come up with a gospel choir and lead it to success before the lawyers for the estate will show him the money. Knowles would play a member of the choir who is also the love interest.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters