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Danielle Brooks will portray gospel legend and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson in a forthcoming Life movie. 

The Mahalia Jackson Story” is one of four new movies that will come from Robin Roberts‘ extended partnership with the network. 

She will executive produce the movie alongside Linda Berman. 

What’s even more exciting is Tony winner Kenny Leon will direct “The Mahalia Jackson Story.” 

Tanya Lopez, EVP of Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN, gushed about the project saying:

Having had the privilege of working with Kenny on Steel Magnolias and Robin Roberts on Stolen by my Mother, I am ecstatic to have them join forces to work together on this special project.

Adding Danielle Brooks as Mahalia is icing on the cake. This team is committed in celebrating the legacy of Mahalia and reintroducing her to a world that needs her spirit more than ever.

Danielle Brooks took to her Instagram page and wrote, “This one’s for the fam. ✨#mahaliajacksonstory #mahaliajackson

See her original post below:


Congratulations! I’m looking forward to this!

Source: Deadline

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