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Dreamgirls (2006)
 Who was considered for Dreamgirls?

Aaliyah
She was to play the lead role to a version of the script E. Lynn Harris wrote.
Actor who got the part: Beyonce Knowles

Fantasia Barrino
Jennifer Hudson (also of American Idol 3) beat out Fantasia for a leading role in Dreamgirls, both tried out for the role.
Actor who got the part: Jennifer Hudson

Andre Benjamin
Saying he was 'thrilled' to be considered for a role, the singer-actor turned down the movie because, having just filmed a period musical, he didn't want to risk being 'typecast' by doding another one.
Actor who got the part: Keith Robinson

Lauryn Hill
In the early/mid 90's, Lauren Hill expressed interest in playing the Deena Jones character in the film adaption of DREAMGIRLS.
Actor who got the part: Beyonce Knowles

Whitney Houston
Back in the late 80's or early 90's, Whitney was attached to the role of Deena Jones.
Actor who got the part: Beyonce Knowles

Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard said in an interview that he had auditioned for a part in Dreamgirls but didn't get it.

Usher
It was initially reported that Usher was to play the character C.C. White. However, the singer could not commit six months to the project and turned down the role.
Actor who got the part: Keith Robinson

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington reportedly turned down the role of Curtis Taylor Jr. because he can't sing.
Actor who got the part: Jaime Foxx



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