Jill Scott To Star As Mahalia Jackson Biopic

Written by on August 12, 2020

Mahalia Jackson, identified to many because the Queen of Gospel, is getting the massive display screen biopic remedy. Jill Scott will play Jackson in Mahalia!, produced by Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx.

That is the second movie about Jackson that is been introduced prior to now week. A tv biopic in regards to the singer is within the works at Lifetime Networks, starring Danielle Brooks within the lead function.

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The distinction, nevertheless, is that Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx’s mission reportedly has the rights to Jackson’s total catalogue of music, and cooperation from her property.

“That is such an extremely necessary story to inform and we’re thrilled to work with Jamie on the mission. Shakim [Compere] and I are additionally wanting ahead to reteaming with our Clark Sisters producing accomplice, Holly Carter, to share Mahalia’s inspiring journey to turning into the Queen of Gospel music,” says Latifah, in response to Shadow & Act.

Fantasia was tapped to play Mahalia in a characteristic movie mission again in 2011, and Ledisi performed the singer in Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed movie Selma.

No phrase but on the movie’s launch date.

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