Jennifer Hudson-Led Aretha Franklin Biopic, Directed by Liesl Tommy, Sets 2020 Release Date

Film & TV News   Jennifer Hudson-Led Aretha Franklin Biopic, Directed by Liesl Tommy, Sets 2020 Release Date
 
Hudson, who appeared on Broadway in the revival of The Color Purple, will play the Grammy-winning Queen of Soul.
Jennifer Hudson at Center Theatre Group’s 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre
Jennifer Hudson at Center Theatre Group’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre Rich Polk/Getty Images

The upcoming biopic about music legend Aretha Franklin will arrive in theatres in 2020. The film, starring Oscar winner and Broadway alum Jennifer Hudson, is slated to be released August 14 next year, according to Deadline.

As previously reported, Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) will direct the MGM project, which will feature a script by Oscar winner Callie Khouri. The film charts the late Queen of Soul’s life from her days in the church choir to topping charts with “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and more.

WATCH: Jennifer Hudson’s Impromptu Performance of ‘The Impossible Dream’ on The Voice UK

Straight Outta Compton’s Scott Bernstein and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. will produce.

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