'Beale Street' Star KiKi Layne Plotting Role as X-Men's Storm
KiKi Layne is clearly not resting on her laurels.
The "If Beale Street Could Talk" star made a splash with her role in the film, and she's already eyeing other parts. Layne recently told Variety that she and her agents and managers are "actively plotting" for her to play X-Men's Storm.
The superhero is one that Layne has long admired. She told the publication that she saw Storm as "an image of [herself], of a powerful chocolate black woman."
"I just think that's an amazing image to have and I really want to play Storm," she added.
There is a problem, however: Layne's chosen character has already been cast. Alexandra Shipp landed the role of Storm for 2016's "X-Men: Apocalyse," and she reprises it in the upcoming "Dark Phoenix." Re-castings aren't unheard of, but it's unclear if that will happen anytime soon.
For now, Layne already has two other films coming out. She stars in Rashid Johnson's "Native Son," which is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 24, as well as appears in Rupert Wyatt's "Captive State," due out March 29.