Man Gets Shot After Argument About Who Should Play Aretha Franklin in Biopic

In totally stupid things people do news, on Thursday (08-16-18) an argument about the casting of Aretha Franklin‘s biopic led to a shooting in Suffolk, Virginia. The disagreement, which happened between two men outside a barbershop, concerned whether Halle Berry should hold the lead role in the upcoming production.

The fight then reportedly spilled onto the street and turned physical. The confrontation led to 44-year-old Michael Jermell Hatton pulling a gun and shooting the other man, Tony Jonathan Lundy, 47. The victim was found in a critical condition. WKTR-TV reports witnesses in another business heard someone say “No, no no” before hearing at least four gunshots.

Both men were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. WTKR reports the gunshot victim’s brother said that he was in serious condition.

The pair was arguing about who should embody the Queen of Soul in her biopic “Aretha: From These Roots.” Jennifer Hudson had already been confirmed as the lead earlier this year. Still, Halle Berry had been in the running according to Aretha Franklin herself.

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Source: EUR Web