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Mariah Carey apparently subscribes to the old adage: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

After making a musical comeback with her award-winning, chart-topping album The Emancipation of Mimi, Carey is ready to take another shot at the big screen.

The singer has signed on to star in the independent film Tennessee, playing a waitress who teams with her two brothers to search for their estranged father in an effort to help the youngest brother, who has leukemia.

If you're thinking that whomever made this casting decision must not have seen Glitter, it just so happens you're right.

Tennessee producer Lee Daniels admitted that he never took in the box office flop that earned his star the Razzie Award for Worst Actress in 2001, but said he decided to cast Carey based on her work in 2002's WiseGirls and the success of The Emancipation of Mimi.

"I never saw Glitter, but I liked her work in the other film," Daniels told Daily Variety. "Because this character is interracial and struggles with all sorts of issues because of that, I thought she was perfect."

The film is scheduled to begin shooting this spring in Tennessee and New Mexico.

Carey's return to acting comes at a time when her diva ego can afford a few blows.

In recent months, she notched the top-selling album of 2005, with 4.97 million copies sold and tied Elvis Presley's record of 17 number one singles.

Carey also picked up three Grammys, four Vibe Awards, five Billboard Awards, four Radio Music Awards and four World Music Awards, to name a few.

On Saturday, she added to her haul, taking home Best Album at the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards.