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Jill Scott To Bring Mahalia Jackson Story To Life In Biopic – Essence

With Jackson’s story being brought to mainstream, people will finally gain a deeper understanding of Jackson’s icon status.

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Whats better than one biopic? Two. And who better to play the Queen of Gospel than the Queen of Neo-soul, herself, Jill Scott?
Days after Lifetime announced Danielle Brooks as Mahalia Jackson in a network biopic, news broke that Scott will also bring Jacksons story to the big screen in Mahalia!, a new biopic executive produced by Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah and her partner Shakim Compere, along with Clark Sisters executive producer Holly Carter.
In a release announcing the news, Latifah said, “T…

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