Mahalia! (2021)

Director: Unknown

Writer(s): Richard Hocutt, Mark Gould and Tricia Woodgett; Darlene Donloe (book)

Starring: Jill Scott

Synopsis: During a time when gospel music was not as mainstream as it is today, Jackson became one of the wealthiest and most powerful entertainers in the world. Known as the mentor and inspiration behind Aretha Franklin, Jackson rose from brutal poverty in New Orleans to become a platinum-selling artist. She was the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall and would continue to captivate audiences around the world, including presidents, kings, and queens, until her death in 1972.

Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Biography, History, Music | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note(s): Original announcement. Produced by Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx. Based on the novel Mahalia Jackson by Darlene Donloe. I am not sure of the status of this film. It is not listed on IMDB under any of the names above. Robin Roberts’ movie is currently in post production and another movie starring Ledisi was just announced. If no update by next expiration, I will change the status on this film.