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Jennifer Hudson to star in Aretha Franklin biopic
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Jennifer Hudson to star in Aretha Franklin biopic

Jennifer Hudson is to star as Aretha Franklin in a new biopic of the singer. 

According to Deadline, Hudson has been hand-picked by Franklin to play the role and celebrated last night by performing two of Franklin's songs at pre-Grammys party last night (February 28th) to celebrate the announcement. 

Franklin's journey in the music business has lasted for six decades and the film is expected to chart her rise from young gospel singer to worldwide megastar. 

Producing the film will be Straight Outta Compton‘s Scott Bernstein and music producer Harvey Mason Jr. 

A director and screenwriter have yet to be chosen, but that is expected to happen soon. 

To check out Franklin's back catalogue in hmv's online store, click here. 

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