Grammy Award-winning artist, Jill Scott has just been added to the cast of Mahalia!
The new project is coming to Lifetime and will be executive produced by Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah while Jill Scott is set to portray Mahalia Jackson.
The biopic is based on the novel Mahalia Jackson by Darlene Donloe.
This announcement comes after word of a Jackson biopic in the works called Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story on Lifetime. This project stars Danielle Brooks as Jackson while actor Kenny Leon serves as director.