Jennifer Hudson to Portray Aretha Franklin in Biopic

Jennifer Hudson

With everyone getting a biopic, it’s no surprise that Aretha Franklin is getting one. Jennifer Hudson will be portraying the iconic singer, chronicling her rise to fame.

According to Tracking Board

The [film], which is currently untitled, will see Hudson portraying Franklin in her transition from gospel singer to mainstream artist in the early sixties to mid-seventies.

The film will also explore the Queen of Soul’s interpersonal relationships, most notably how her abusive husband and autocratic father helped inspire and shape her epochal music during that time.

Hudson has won an Academy Award for role in Dreamgirls, so maybe she will bring that type of performance to this project. At the very least it will be interesting to see her cover Aretha Franklin’s songs. We’ll see how this develops, if it’ll come to fruition.


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