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Jennifer Hudson To Portray Aretha Franklin

This week seems to be the week for the studios to announce big biopics in the works. Not only is Tom Hanks taking on the role of the beloved Fred Rogers, but Jennifer Hudson is going to portray the iconic 17-time Grammy Award Winner Aretha Franklin in a movie. That's according to The Huffington Post that says the announcement came at a pre-Grammy party, in which he revealed that Aretha herself had chosen Oscar-winner Hudson (she picked up the Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls) to star in the project that has yet to be named.