Fantasia Barrino packing on the pounds

Posted by Shazy on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fantasia Barrino will be packing on the pounds for a new movie role.The American Idol has signed on to play gospel legend Mahalia Jackson in. Can Fantasia imitate such a great life?. Fantasia Barrino has been sporting a fuller figure as of late, which has prompted rumors of a baby on board. The American Idol winner has insisted that she’s not pregnant and that the excess weight . Filed under: Movie News, CinematicalFantasia Barrino is ready for her closeup.According to the Hollywood Reporter, the ‘American Idol’ season 3 winner

has landed her first leading role in a biopic about the life of American gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson.The movie, which will be directed by Euzhan Palcy, is based on the 1993 book ‘Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel.’ Jim Evering is penning the script.Filming begins in April, according to the report. … .
Fantasia Barrino earned rave reviews for playing Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple, but is the oft-troubled American Idol alum suited for a big-screen triumph? According to a new report, she’s set to play gospel legend Mahalia Jackson in director Euzhan Palcy’s film adaptation of the 1993 book Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel. Let’s start with the pettiest question: Is Fantasia a worthier post-Idol Oscar contender than Jennifer Hudson or not?.