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Gabourey Sidibe could portray Nell Carter in biopic

Gabourey Sidibe could portray Nell Carter in biopic

PLAYING NELL CARTER: Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has reportedly been approached to portray late singer/actress Nell Carter in a new TV biopic. Photo: Associated Press

Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has reportedly been approached to portray late singer/actress Nell Carter in a new TV biopic.

The “Precious” actress is said to be HBO network bosses’ top choice to bring the “Gimme a Break!” star’s life to the small screen in a planned movie, which will document Carter’s cocaine addiction, her two divorces, her bisexuality and her many health problems, which led to her death from heart disease complicated by diabetes in 2003, according to the National Enquirer.

A source tells the publication, “Nell was excellent at physical comedy and could deliver a quip with drop-dead hilarity – and she had a stunning voice. Gabby has some pretty good pipes of her own.”

Official details about the project have yet to be announced.

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