With a new movie deal from Disney, rapper-actress,
Queen Latifah continues to ride her wave of cinematic success.
Nominated for this years Best-Supporting Actress
Academy Award for her work in "Chicago," and boasting a $31.7 million
debut for in Disney's "Bringing Down the House," Latifah is set to
star in another Disney movie, "Just Wright."
A modern day retelling of Cinderella with a basketball
theme, "Just Wright" will star Latifah as the movies lead character,
Janice Wright. Latifah will also take on production duties for the film.
"This idea came about as I watched Queen
Latifah looking great as she walked down the red carpet at the Golden Globes.
A woman in the group said, 'Why doesn't someone put her in a romantic comedy?'"
screenwriter Michael Elliot said.
"They don't usually give actresses like
Latifah those films, but as I looked around the room, most of the women there
didn't look like Halle Berry.
"It took Tom Hanks' clout to get My Big
Fat Greek Wedding made, but star Nia Vardalso proved that you don't have to
be Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan or Halle [Berry] to appeal to the real women who
identify with women like NIA or Latifah."