Jennifer Hudson To Play Aretha Franklin In Biopic

Grammy Award winning Jennifer Hudson has been pegged to play the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic. Clive Davis made the announcement during Grammy weekend and said Aretha Franklin herself requested Hudson to portray the legendary singer. Hudson honored Aretha at the Grammys in 2011 and BET Awards in 2014.

Hudson took to Instagram to share the announcement with fans. She posted, “And this guys ……. I don’t even know what to say …. look at God ! #Arethafranklin u have no idea how humbled , I am!”

Congratulations JHud! We’re looking forward to your performance.


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