All roads lead to Easter for Danielle Brooks and her highly anticipated portrayal of Mahalia Jackson in the Gospel trailblazer’s Lifetime biographical film.
Presented by award-winning journalist and news anchor Robin Roberts, the made-for-TV movie is set to chronicle Jackson’s humble beginnings in the Jim Crow South to her historic rise to fame – a barrier-breaking journey that saw her publicly wage war for civil rights and equality alongside the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King while privately battling her own personal woes.
Just a month after Roberts took to ‘Good Morning America’ to give viewers their “first look” at the film (as we reported here), its official trailer has finally arrived.
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‘Mahalia’ – which premieres April 3 – comes as the first in a string of unrelated biopics set to ode the life and times of the “Mother of Gospel Music.”
GRAMMY winner Jill Scott will assume the iconic character for the first ever big screen adaptation of her life story (produced by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah), while 13-time GRAMMY nominee Ledisi will portray the Gospel icon in the forthcoming film, ‘Remember Me.’