Jennifer Hudson Scouting Role in Jackie Robinson Biopic

March 08, 2007 02:13:46 GMT

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is eyeing a starring slot in a biopic about Jackie Robinson which Robert Redford is set to topline.

Looking for another dream role following her triumph at his year's Oscars, Jennifer Hudson is reportedly eyeing another dream role in a big screen feature about sports hero Jackie Robinson.

In her attempt to land the part, the former "American Idol" contestant is using her post-Oscars interviews to let Robert Redford, who has been confirmed to star in the project as Branch Rickey, know she is serious on her intention to join the untitled flick.

"I'd like to be a part of that. It tells of greatness and our history; that means something to me," so she said.

Written by Kirk Ellis, Stephen J. Rivele, and Christopher Wilkinson, the picture is said to focus on Robinson's struggles with race as he strived to become the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947. "Coach Carter" helmer Thomas Carter is attached to direct while Howard Baldwin and Eric Mitchell are onboard to produce and executive produce, respectively.

© AceShowbiz.com

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