Aretha Franklin is known as the Queen Of Soul and has been entertaining the world with her unique voice for decades. It’s also interesting to note that the soul singer was the first female artist to be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. The famous singer has enjoyed a very long and rewarding career, winning several Grammy awards. Everyone knew that a movie was in the works concerning Aretha Franklin. Clive Davis took the opportunity at a pre-Grammy party to announce that Jennifer Hudson would play the singer in an upcoming biopic concerning the Queen Of Soul.
Jennifer Hudson To Play Aretha Franklin In Movie
Jennifer Hudson is a well known singer and actress. The former American Idol contestant was actually handpicked by Aretha Franklin to star in the film. Hudson has enjoyed a string of hits over the years, since appearing on the American Idol Television show. The news was released at the party that included a string of very popular performers. Some of the performers at the party included Barry Manilow, Luis Fonsi, Ben Platt, Alicia Keys, Khalid and Logic. It’s also interesting to note that Jennifer Hudson also sang several Aretha Franklin hit songs at the pre-Grammy party.
MGM Is Backing The New Film
Here is more good news to share. MGM is financing the movie about the Queen Of Soul’s life. The Queen Of Soul has had a very long musical career that covers over six decades in the music industry. Jennifer Hudson is a talented singer with a strong voice that rivals Aretha Franklin and seems like the perfect choice to play the role of The Queen Of Soul in the movie. Aretha Franklin is also one of the most awarded artists in the country. Hudson certainly has big shoes to fill. Certainly, Aretha Franklin fans can’t wait to see Hudson play this living legion in the movies. Scott Bernstein and music producer Harvey Mason Jr., are slated to join the movie. They’ve worked with Aretha Franklin previously. They’ve also worked with Jennifer Hudson, who starred in Dream Girls a few years ago.