JENNIFER HUDSON TO STAR IN ARETHA FRANKLIN BIOPIC

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At his annual pre-Grammy party in New York, longtime record industry executive and producer Clive Davis told the audience that Hudson will be playing Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic. According to Mike Fleming from the Deadline “Davis tonight introduced Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson to sing a couple songs, and then told the audience that Hudson will be playing Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic about the life of the Queen of Soul." 

Producing the film will be Straight Outta Compton‘s Scott Bernstein and music producer Harvey Mason Jr. who has worked with Franklin and also produced music for the film Dreamgirls.