Guess Which A-List Comedian Will Be Jennifer Hudson’s Love Interest in Her Next Film

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Jennifer Hudson attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Guess Which A-List Comedian Will Be Jennifer Hudson’s Love Interest in Her Next Film

Match made in movie heaven?

Published July 21, 2016

After stepping off the Broadway stage in The Color Purple, Jennifer Hudson has lined up her next major gig. The Oscar-winning actress will star opposite a major comedy star as his love interest — making it the first time this star has been in an interracial relationship on screen.

So, who's the megastar who will break new ground as J-Hud's man? That would be Adam Sandler.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 30:  Actor Adam Sandler attends the premiere of Netflix's "The Ridiculous 6" at AMC Universal City Walk on November 30, 2015 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The film is called Sandy Wexler,  and it's set in the 1990s. Hudson's character, Courtney Clarke, is a singer discovered by a talent agent, played by Sandler. Unsurprisingly, romantic sparks fly. The film is part of Sandler's four-film deal with Netflix, and will go into production sometime later this year. We'll be sure to add it to our queue when it comes out.

Relive how the singer tributed the late Prince in the BET Breaks video, above. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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