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Fantasia To Star In Mahalia Jackson Biopic

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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