What's up for 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Hudson

March 5, 2007 at 10:07 PM

BURBANK, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" actress Jennifer Hudson said in an interview in Burbank, Calif., she wanted to do the Jackie Robinson story.

The story of Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, "tells of greatness and our history; that means something to me," Hudson said in an interview aired Monday on "Access Hollywood.

The untitled, still-in-development Jackie Robinson biography is being produced by Robert Redford who will play Brooklyn Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the man who signed Robinson to a big league contract.

The latest award the former "American Idol" finalist was the NAACP Image Award Friday for best supporting actress for her role in "Dreamgirls." Her portrayal also received Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG honors.

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