Mariah Carey is set to make her movie comeback later this year, undeterred by the spectacular flop of her last high-profile film, "Glitter".
The R&B diva is hoping her acting career will be as successful as her recent musical comeback with "The Emancipation of Mimi" album, which has won practically every music award possible.
She'll star in the independent drama, "Tennessee", about a family hit by a crisis. Mariah will play a waitress who sets off with two brothers to find their estranged father, in a bid to save their younger sibling who is dying from leukemia.
The film's Producer Lee Daniels, who produced the Oscar-winning "Monster's Ball", said he chose to cast the "We Belong Together" singer after seeing her in 2002's "WiseGirls".
"I never saw Glitter, but I liked her work in the other film," he says. "Because this character is interracial and struggles with all sorts of issues because of that, I thought she was perfect."
Mariah will start shooting the movie in the spring.