Respeck The Diva: Jennifer Hudson tapped to play Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic

Jennifer Hudson’s ex-fiancé is going to have join the rest of the culture in putting some R-E-S-P-E-C-T on her name, where he likes it or not!

In the midst of singing out the break-up blues after ending a nine-year relationship with the father of her son, biopic blessings have surfaced for the 36-year-old “Spotlight” singer as she’s been handpicked to portray R&B legend, Aretha Franklin, in a forthcoming biographical piece.

Jennifer Hudson Aretha Franklin

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On Saturday, music mogul, Clive Davis, announced J. Hud’s upcoming role during his annual pre-Grammy Awards celebration.

“[People often ask me] where will the next Aretha, the next Whitney [Houston] come from?,” the industry executive said to his elite crowd of gala attendees, according to PageSix.

“The one candidate right now has to be … Jennifer Hudson. She will be cast in the biopic, to be filmed next year, of Aretha, and Aretha has chosen Jennifer to play her.”

Following Clive’s proclamation, the Academy Award winner paid musical tribute to Aretha.

So far, no title, prospective premiere date, nor any more details surrounding the movie have been released.


By: Asia Grace

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