By Mandela Wells
Beyoncé Knowles is venturing back into the acting world once for a new movie about Saartjie Baartman. Knowles is set to write and star in the film that chronicles the life of Baartman, a South African woman who was displayed in London freak shows during the 1800s and nicknamed “Hottentot Venus” because of her large butt.
During her time as a performer, Baartman was involved in a court case where she felt forced to show off her body against her will. While Baartman ended up losing the legal battle, it is this case and the events surrounding it that Knowles plans to portray on the big screen.
Reports say Knowels wants to be taking seriously as an actress and plans on making her mark in the film industry by writing and starring in the film. Sources also say she’s been researching Baartman while recruiting a staff of acting coaches and writers to help the star get the story right.
At the moment no information regarding a cast, director or release date has been announced.