According to Shadow and Act, there is apparently another film being directed by Euzhan Palcy, starring Fantasia Barrino.
Now I am not hating on Fantasia but I do not see her voice nor her acting chops paying appropriate homage to the Queen of Gospel music, Mahalia Jackson but Fantasia might surprise everyone.
Mahalia's voice is so distinctive, moving and authentic. She was an absolute God given talented singer. Mahalia Jackson was a christian woman and was committed to gospel music. She rarely sang in secular environments. The only film she ever did was "Imitation of Life" which still brings me to tears everytime I hear her sing in that film.
I dare you to watch Imitation of Life and try not to do the ugly cry....LOL.
Another contender could even be my girl Kelly Price, that is when she is not walking around with a bag of timberlands and vaseline trying shank and beat down her reality co starts on "R & B Divas LA"....LOl.
It is about time a film was made that showcases the incredible talent and contributions of this amazing woman.
So you gospel and music fans who would you like to see playing the great Mahalia Jackson?