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Queen Latifah will star in romantic comedy

Queen Latifah will star in romantic comedy. She'll play a physical therapist in an updated Cinderella story

Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah will play a commoner who gets a taste of the good life in ”Just Wright,” a comedy about a physical therapist who falls for an NBA player, Variety reports. In the Disney movie, Latifah’s therapist will move in with the hoops player as he attempts to rehabilitate from an injury; they will, of course, fall in love. Screenwriter Michael Eliot (”Brown Sugar,” ”Like Mike”) is penning the script.

Eliot tells Variety he got the idea for ”Just Wright” while watching Latifah walk down the red carpet at the Golden Globes. Latifah’s ”Chicago” role led to a Best Supporting Actress nomination, and ”Bringing Down the House,” her comedy with Steve Martin, is topping the box office.

Originally posted March 19 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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