Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fantasia To Star In Mahalia Jackson Biopic

Fantasia is set to star in an adaptation of the 1993 book "Got To Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen Of Gospel" about the life of the late gospel singer who went from living in poverty in New Orleans to being a civil rights activist & early supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr. The film goes into production in April in Pittsburgh & Chicago to be ready for release in December. This will be Fantasia's first starring role in a feature film, having previously starred in "The Color Purple" on Broadway as well as a TV movie based on her own life. Should be good!


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