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Lifetime and Robin Roberts have confirmed that Danielle Brooks will star in “The Mahalia Jackson Story,” portraying the famous gospel singer who was also a major figure in the civil rights movement.

“Having had the privilege of working with Kenny on Steel Magnolias and Robin Roberts on Stolen by my Mother, I am ecstatic to have them join forces to work together on this special project,” Tanya Lopez – EVP of Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN – said in a statement.

Lopez continued, “Adding Danielle Brooks as Mahalia is icing on the cake. This team is committed in celebrating the legacy of Mahalia and reintroducing her to a world that needs her spirit more than ever.”

So far, there’s no word on the show’s production or expected air date.

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