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Fantasia To Star In Mahalia Jackson Biopic

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fantasia lands lead role in biopic

Things really seem to be turning around for Fantasia!

Yesterday, we heard the exciting news that the former American Idol contestant might be pregnant.

Now, we've learned that Fantasia has landed the lead role in a biopic about Mahalia Jackson, based on the 1993 book Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel.

The story "recounts the life of the late American gospel singer, a civil rights activist who was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

The biopic is being directed by Euzhan Palcy, who is credited as being "the first Black woman to direct a Hollywood movie" according to IMDB trivia.

Production on the film begins this April, and it's slated for a December 2011 release.

Are U excited to see Fantasia take on the role of Mahalia Jackson?

[Image via WENN.]

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17 comments to “Fantasia To Star In Mahalia Jackson Biopic”

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    Yeah, and when this movie that no one cares about and no one will see flops, it'll be because white america is racist, not the fact that the movie is a pile of shit. Plus, this ugly bitch should stick to singing. A face definitely made for radio. God Damn, she is one homely woman. People, I believe we have found the missing link.

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    Good choice. Only she and Jennifer Hudson have pipes that can remotely match Mahalia's!!!

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    I smell oscar

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    Re: hoochpit – Do White Americans cry tears in their beers everytime Jennifer Aniston makes a typically, horrible, bombtastic movie? Do you blame Black people for not supporting her more and think it's a racial issue that she sucks as an actress? Because I can tell you, Black people could give a rat's ass less about her or so-called "White" actresses/actors/movies; we're just looking to be entertained like most people. That you can bring race into THIS (not to mention your choice of screenname) reveals a lot about your very low IQ!

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    Re: VelvetStaccato – first of all, what u wrote is racist, u obviously have issues with ur colour…and puuuhhlease…are u serious by comparing this ugly ashy missing link in evolution with Jennifer Aniston? LOL u killed it…this bitch should stick to singing, aint nobody wanna see her ugly face..

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    Re: VelvetStaccato – Great point moron, no wait, you didn't have a point. If you read this blog, every time something or someone non-white does not get 'recognized', perez say's it's white american racism. So educate YOURSELF you fucking idiot. I'm pretty sure my I.Q. dwarfs yours, just by your writing. And my screen name, does not mean at all what you think it means. It's not dirty or controversial at all. Suck fantasia's dick your idiot.

  7. 7

    sorry, don't think Fantasia is a good choice for the lead role, just don't like her voice at all, actually can't stand it.

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    the only movie she should be allowed to star in is "Turner and Hooch 2" - she would play the dog

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    Re: VelvetStaccato – And another thing, your argument makes no sense. Your inability to grasp basic concepts in conversation is telling. For your point to be valid, white america would have to cry racism every time one of her movies tanked, which is all the time. We don't, in contrast to the press bashing hollywood every time a movie that features a mostly black cast does not get recognized. Get a clue, or not, it is very entertaining when someone states that someone else's intelect is lacking while proving their own stupidity. Have a great day, and keep practicing, you'll be able to walk and chew gum at the same time eventually.

  10. 10

    Really, just NOT a Fantasia fan at all. She can't sing, and she's boring. I wonder, since the comparison's been made, why they DIDN'T ask Jennifer Hudson to take this role.

  11. 11

    MAN that is an awful photo of her

  12. 12

    Re: mejakiki – technically she can sing. so at least give her credit. dont confuse not liking her voice with not being able to sing. xtina can sing but i cant stand her singing voice!

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    Wow her mouth is big. It looks like she could eat a Buick in one bite.

  16. 16

    her spirit animal is most definitely a hippopotamus

  17. 17

    yall need to stop hating on my girl fantasia yall just mad cause she is the american idol has ever had and yall cant stop her and never will stop her