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Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in Nat Geo's 'Genius'



Tony and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo will play Aretha Franklin in season 3 of anthology series Genius.
Nat Geo is billing the season as a definitive, authorized account of the music icon's life and work.

The season will chronicle Franklin's musical genius and incomparable career and the impact and lasting influence she had on music and culture around the world, in addition to her outspoken championing of civl rights.

Genius: Aretha will also feature a number of Franklin's biggest recording.

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Tags: black celebrities, british celebrities, casting / auditions, music / musician, television
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