LaBelle & Ciara Want To Sing!

Ciara, Patti LaBelle and Lynn Whitfield will star in Fox Faith & CodeBlack Entertainment’s “Mama, I Want to Sing!,” the feature adaptation of the Off-Broadway gospel musical reports Variety.

The story follows a preacher’s daughter, who rises from the church choir to pop stardom; the character’s based on Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 hit “Just One Look.”

Charles Randolph-Wright (“Preaching to the Choir”) will write and direct with production to get underway in Louisiana next month for a February 2008 release.