Danielle Brooks as Mahalia Jackson in an upcoming lifetime movie? Girl yes, I’m here for it!
The Orange is the New Black star will play the gospel music icon in the upcoming biopic from GMA’s Robin Roberts.
Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story, is the first in a four-film deal with the Good Morning America anchor. She recently executive produced Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story for the network.
The Mahalia Jackson Story will trace Jackson’s life and career as she became arguably the best known gospel singer in the mid-20th century and a civil rights activist who sang at the 1963 March on Washington. She sold millions of records and was the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall. She also sang at John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball in 1961.
No word yet on a premiere date, but I will be sure to keep ya’ll posted.
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The Hollywood Reporter was first to break this news.