Just as we thought, Aretha Franklin is cool with Jennifer Hudson playing her in a new biopic. We’re thrilled about it too!
Jennifer Hudson is reportedly in talks to star as Aretha Franklin in an as-yet-untitled biopic by Universal Pictures. Riding on the heels of his recent box office success, Scott Bernstein, producer of Straight Outta Compton, is set to head up the biopic after getting the rights and blessing to Franklin’s story from Franklin herself.
The story will follow Franklin and the influence that her personal relationships, both good and bad, had on her music and career. She also said she wanted Denzel Washington or Billy Dee Williams to play her father
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Source: Black America Web