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    Posted: 14 Aug 2020 at 5:14am

The multi-Grammy winning neo-soul and R&B legend Jill Scott is set to take up the role of playing the "Queen of Gospel" Mahalia Jackson in a new biopic - Mahalia!

The new film, which is being produced by the Grammy-winning rapper Queen Latifah and the Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx (who received an Oscar for playing Ray Charles in 2004 film Ray), is based on Darlene Donloe's novel Mahalia Jackson.

The star team have reportedly secured the rights to Jackson’s entire musical catalog for the film, which will document her musical and activist life.

In a social media post, Jill Scott claimed, "Every story about Mahalia Jackson is worth the watch. I feel stupendously honored."

from https://planetradio.co.uk

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