Erykah Badu Finds Drama In New Film Role

While taking a break from writing songs for her next album, R&B singer Erykah Badu started filming her second big screen role last week while on location in several places in the New England area.

Badu, who made her motion picture debut as Queen Mousette in "Blues Brothers 2000," has a part in the new film, "The Cider House Rules," from director Lasse Hallstrom,who also helmed "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?," according to "The Hollywood Reporter."

"Cider House Rules" is based on a novel of the same name by John Irving, the author of "The World According To Garp" and "A Prayer for Owen Meany," the story which spawned the recently released "Simon Birch" movie.