Aretha Franklin has lived a legendary life with a noteworthy music career. It is only right that the Detroit born Queen of Soul select the talent to play her role in her own biopic. Her life story soon to be pictured on film will be lead by Jennifer Hudson.
During the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party Hudson took the staage to perform a couple songs. Clive Davis informed the audience that Dream Girls star Jennifer Hudson was hand selected by Aretha Franklin herself to take on the leading role in her biopic. Davis who has a longstanding relationship with Franklin was perfect to deliver the exciting news. Hudson’s performance included renditions of Aretha Franklin classics such as Think and Respect.
The biopic, acquired and financed by MGM will chronicle the life of Aretha Franklin and detail her decades long career as a musician. Franklin who boasts one of the most decorated artists in Grammy history also has accolades including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the NAACP Hall Of Fame and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.