LOS ANGELES, CA Wednesday May.23.2007 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Variety reports that Ciara will star in the movie-adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical "Mama, I want To Sing."

The story centers around a preacher's daughter who rises from the church choir to international fame.

The R&B singer will be starring opposite the legendary Patti LaBelle and actress Lynn Whitfield. Shooting is set to begin in Baton Rouge, La., next month, and the film is expected to hit theatres next February.

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