Fantasia’s Lead Role in Mahalia Jackson Biopic to Begin Filming in Fall
The theatrical biopic of famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson who will be portrayed by R&B singer Fantasia has been invited to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
The film, based on the book Got To Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel, is still in pre-production stages but has already gotten a nod to premiere at next year’s Cannes.
“They’ve offered for us to do a screening there,” said executive producer Adrian Taylor. “We can either enter it as competition, or we can have it in the non-competition and premiere it, if it’s edited. It’s got to be ready by April 6 for next year’s Cannes.”