Jennifer Hudson will play music legend Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic. Music pioneer and mentor Clive Davis revealed the news over the weekend when he introduced her at his annual pre-Grammys gala. “When the biopic of the great Aretha Franklin is filmed next year, the artist anointed by Aretha herself to play her is the next performer,” said Davis. “Aretha personally told me that last week.” Davis helped launch both Franklin and Hudson’s careers. Hudson celebrated the news on Instagram, writing: “I don’t even know what to say …. look at God !#Arethafranklin u have no idea how humbled, I am!” Scott Bernstein and music producer Harvey Mason Jr. will produce the much-anticipated film.
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