Soul singer Alicia Keys is to star alongside Blue bandmember Simon Webbe in a new film.

The GRAMMY-winning star, 22, will team up with the ALL RISE singer in a movie - in a bid to further her acting career which already sees her starring opposite Halle Berry in her silver screen debut.

Keys - who threw a lavish party on board the Big Eagle yacht to celebrate her new career in film at CANNES - is keen to forge a successful acting career alongside her singing life.

She enthuses, "I'm so excited about getting my teeth into a new genre.

"It's a real adventure. I'm going to be working with so many talented people."

18/05/2004 01:39