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Aretha Franklin Chooses Jennifer Hudson To Star In MGM Queen Of Soul Film Biopic

It was recently announced at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party that Jennifer Hudson was hand picked by Aretha Franklin to star in the icon’s upcoming biopic ‘Queen of Soul’:

EXCLUSIVEClive Davis’ pre-Grammy party is always the hottest ticket before the Grammy Awards. Tonight he dropped an exceptional surprise. 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. Hudson was in fact hand picked by Franklin to play the role. It was appropriate that Davis introduce all this, since he has such a long professional relationship with Franklin. The party began with performances by Barry Manilow, Luis Fonsi, Ben Platt, Alicia Keys, Khalid and Logic. Hudson was the last singer to perform. Hudson sang Franklin classics Think, and Respect as part of her performance.”

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(Source: Deadline.com)

Originally published: 1/27/2018

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