Jennifer Hudson is a talent. There’s no denying it.
The Academy Award-winning powerhouse singer is set to take on yet another iconic role in the portrayal of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
The currently-untitled film, which could potentially be Hudson’s biggest role since 2006’s “Dreamgirls”, will chronicle the early stages of the “Say a Little Prayer” legend’s career.
The film will see Hudson portraying the singer’s transition from gospel singer to the now-revered mainstream artist that she’s known as today, set to take place between the early 60s to the mid-70s.
Most notable, it will chronicle Franklin’s relationship with her abusive husband and tyrannical father and how those relationships shaped her music. Universal Pictures executive producer Scott Bernstein is taking charge of this project and has acquired all of Franklin’s life rights.
Such an opportunity could see give Franklin a career-boost that is both well-deserved and long overdue. Since winning an Oscar for her breakout performance as Effie White in “Dreamgirls”, Hudson has more than proved that her starpower is far from faded.