Busy R+B star Alicia Keys can't wait to get her teeth into her acting debut, a biopic of piano prodigy PHILLIPA SCHUYLA.

The talented star will play Schuyla, who died in 1967 aged just 35, in a film to be produced by Halle Berry.

Keys tells MTV News, "Halle developing the film, and it's in its screenwriting phase right now. It takes a minute for movies, you know?

Berry recently revealed her excitement to have secured the services of Keys - herself an accomplished pianist. She said, "I adore Alicia and there's nobody more perfect for it than her."

05/07/2005 09:09