Jennifer Hudson To Play Aretha Franklin In Upcoming Movie

Jennifer Hudson To Play Aretha Franklin In Upcoming Movie
Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

28 Sep 2018

Jennifer Hudson is set to play the role of Aretha Franklin in an upcoming film. 

Franklin would have been one of Hudson's biggest influences, so, playing this role is a great honour. 

The singer performed at the icon's funeral alongside the likes of Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder.

Hudson shared the news on The Ellen Show. 

''Aretha said she wanted Jennifer Hudson to play her and it's always been my dream to play Aretha and it's actually happening... It blows my mind!

''I've always looked up to her... I cant even speak about it cause I'm like, thats a huge task.''

Watch that full interview below; 

Speaking of impersonations, Ellen recently spoke to the cast of Modern Family.

Julie Bowen plays the role of Claire Dunphy and she does a hilarious impression of Sofía Vergara.

Watch that here