Jennifer Hudson Has Signed On To Play Aretha Franklin?
Reader, congratulation to Jennifer Hudson for being chosen to play Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic of the singer life. That was a close call for a minute there, I thought they were going to cast Ms. Parton herself. Anyhow, great choice in Jennifer. Jennifer Hudson, who won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, is set to once again take center stage as iconic singer Aretha Franklin in a biopic chronicling the famed musician’s rise to fame. Jennifer will portray Aretha in her transition from gospel singer to mainstream artist in the early sixties to mid-seventies.