Jennifer Hudson recently made a pitch to Disney for a role in the upcoming live-action remake of Hercules, and it may have worked as she’s now said to be in talks with the studio.
Last year, it was confirmed that Avengers: Endgame directors, the Russo Brothers, had signed on to produce the Hercules makeover with Wonder Woman 1984’s Dave Callaham set to write the script.
The new live-action instalment is expected to remake the classic 1997 animation, which saw Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito and James Woods among the stars who voiced leading characters.
In a recent interview, Aretha actress Jennifer made no secret of her desire to land a starring role in the upcoming blockbuster.
A source has now revealed to Metro.co.uk that she’s a favourite with Disney to play one of the five all-singing gospel Muses; Calliope, the Muse of epic tales; Clio, the Muse of history; Melpomene, the Muse of tragedy; Terpsichore, the Muse of dance; and Thalia, the Muse of comedy.
‘At the moment they are most interested in Jennifer Hudson, The Shindellas, Teyonah Parris and a number of Broadway stars.’
Teyonah, 33, is best known for starring in Chi-Raq, The Marvels, WandaVision and, most recently, the remake of iconic horror movie Candyman. The Shindellas, consisting of Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones and Stacy Johnson, are an African-American trio from Nashville.
The insider told us: ‘The producers are in informal talks with actors and artists they want to appear in the live-action release and are keen on casting The Muses soon.
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