It has just been revealed that Ledisi will portray Mahalia Jackson in the upcoming biopic titled, Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.

Deadline has reported that the artist will portray the legendary songstress alongside Colombus Short who will portray Martin Luther King Jr.

In an official statement, Ledisi said, “I am honored to be given a chance to paint the world through Mahalia’s eyes and sing her songs.”

This project is written and executive produced by Ericka Nicole Malone while Denise Dowse will direct. We also know that Janet Hubert and Wendy Raquel Robinson have signed onto this project as well!

This isn’t Ledisi’s first rodeo when it comes to portraying a legend. She previously portrayed Patti LaBelle during an appearance on BET’s American Soul. 

Will you be tuning in to this project to see Ledisi portray gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson? Let us know in the comments below.