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It’s official! Jennifer Hudson will star as Aretha Franklin in the legendary singer’s forthcoming biopic, which has been acquired by MGM.

Clive Davis announced the casting at his annual Pre-Grammy’s party adding that Jennifer was handpicked by the Queen of Soul for the role.

The biopic is reportedly based on Franklin’s 1998 memoir, “Aretha: From These Roots.”

I’m sure Jennifer is going to slay!