People on Twitter quickly pointed out the striking resemblance between Rowland and Summer, who died in 2012 at age 63.
“If Kelly Rowland doesn’t play Donna Summer, I am going to openly protest,” one Twitter user wrote. “Because look at this.”
“Kelly Rowland as Donna Summer is the biopic we deserve,” wrote another.
Fans of both singers have pointed out their similarities before.
“If Donna Summer had a movie, you would be perfect for the role,” someone wrote in Rowland’s Instagram comments at the time.
A project about the late singer is apparently in the works.
Polygram Entertainment, a partner of Universal Music Group, is making a feature documentary about Summer, Deadline reported last week.
Roger Ross Williams, who is set to direct the film, told Deadline that he has been “transfixed by Donna Summer’s music.”
“She had a voice that spoke to my soul on the dance floor,” he said. “To be able to tell her story from a very personal perspective and to do that with her brilliant daughter Brooklyn is a dream come true. I am grateful to Polygram for making this happen.” Brooklyn Sudano will co-direct.
Meanwhile, Rowland returns to play character Jacquie Liddle in the third movie of Lifetime’s “Merry Liddle Christmas” franchise, “Merry Liddle Christmas Baby,” which premiered Monday on the network.