Jennifer Hudson in Talks to Lead Aretha Franklin Biopic

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It looks like Aretha Franklin will the next star to get the biopic treatment, and according to Vulture Jennifer Hudson is in talks of being the leading lady.

In 2013, the legendary singer confirmed that she wanted Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson to take the leading role in her biopic.

Though it has not been confirmed that the Dreamgirls actress will take the role, sources close to the project have confirmed that conversations have taken place.

The Untitled Aretha Franklin Project, which has been in the works for several years, will chronicle the “Respect” singer’s rise to fame in the ’60s and ’70s and delve into her relationship with her abusive ex-husband Ted White.

The project is currently being developed by Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein.

We’ll keep you posted as new details emerge!

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