Aretha Franklin’s life story is set for the big screen and the Queen of Soul has handpicked Jennifer Hudson for the role.

The news was announced at music exec Clive Davis’ annual GRAMMY party, where Davis introduced Hudson to perform for the star-studded crowd, sharing that Franklin had selected her for the movie.

According to Deadline Hudson performed Franklin classics including “Respect” and “Think” at the event too.

The Aretha Franklin biopic will be produced by Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton) and music producer Harvey Mason Jr.

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