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Rumors surrounding Jennifer Hudson’s role as Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic continue to swarm

By The Jasmine Brand

As the music world mourns the great loss of the Queen of Soul, legendary singer Aretha Franklin, entertainment reporter Chris Witherspoon has reminded us of something to look forward to. He tweeted:

Screen Shot 2018 08 17 at 3.14.52 PMAs we’ve previously reported, Academy award-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson has signed on to play Aretha in a movie that has been in the works for several years. Reportedly, both Halle Berry and Queen Latifah were in talks of starring as the iconic singer. Aretha authorized the film and even worked with Hudson to teach her about her life.

In the wake of Aretha’s passing, Jennifer Hudson had these words to share:


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