Fantasycasting The Destiny's Child Biopic
Guaranteed to be more accurate than Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.
Which begs the question: Who has what it takes to play DC on the big screen? Once you imagine the possibilities, there's no going back. Here are our picks.
Erica Hubbard as LaTavia Roberson
The actress from BET's Let's Stay Together bears a striking resemblance to the one-time Destiny's Child member, who was removed from the group along with LeToya Luckett in a film-friendly early drama.
Lauren London as LeToya Luckett
The Game actress and former Lil Wayne flame Lauren London is a natural to play LeToya.
Leona Lewis as Farrah Franklin
Lewis made her film debut earlier this year in the British film Walking on Sunshine, and she'd be a natural fit for Farrah Franklin, who joined DC at the same time as Michelle Williams but left abruptly five months later.
Aja Naomi King as Kelly Rowland
How to Get Away With Murder's Aja Naomi King makes a great Kelly with her wide smile.
Brandy as Michelle Williams
Brandy and Destiny's Child undoubtedly ran into each other at awards shows and concerts during the late '90s/early '00s, making this casting all the more personal.
Pam Grier as Tina Knowles
Original badass Pam Grier has what it takes to play the woman who crafted DC's most iconic looks, from head-to-toe denim to rhinestone-studded jumpsuits.
Ving Rhames as Mathew Knowles
It's all in the power of the mustache, for Mathew, who, after shepherding the group in the first section of the movie, inevitably becomes the villain of the story.
Amandla Stenberg as Solange Knowles
Cute-as-a-button and fashionable Amandla, a breakout star of the first Hunger Games movie where she played Rue, would make the perfect young Solange.
Nate Parker as Jay Z
Rising star Nate Parker could fill the shoes of the Big Homie. Suggested vocal coach: Jay Pharaoh.
Or, if you're a stickler for visual accuracy...
Wait two decades for the little tyke on the right to grow up. By then, we could have Blue Ivy play her own mom!
Jessica Lucas as Beyoncé Knowles
While playing Bey is almost as difficult as being Bey, Gracepoint's Jessica Lucas has the fresh-faced beauty and broad smile to portray pop's First Lady. She could learn a thing or two from this amazing YouTube impersonator.