Janet Jackson will appear on an upcoming album alongside Mya, Queen Latifah and … Richard Gere. And don’t forget Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger.
In conjunction with the big-screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago” hitting theaters Christmas Day, a soundtrack from the film featuring a Jackson track will be released November 26.
Jackson is writing and recording the song next week with longtime producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, according to her manager. A spokesperson for Miramax Films said her track would likely be used in the end credits and will be the only song on the soundtrack not featured in the film and sung by cast members.
Along with Gere, Zeta-Jones, Zellweger, Latifah and Mya (see “Mya To Take Role In ‘Chicago’ Movie” ), the film’s ensemble cast includes John C. Reilly (“The Perfect Storm”) Taye Diggs (“The Best Man”) and Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels”).
The film version of “Chicago,” directed by Rob Marshall (“Annie”), will stay true to the Broadway hit’s story, which centers on a lawyer (Gere) defending a wannabe celebrity (Zellweger) and the real thing (Zeta-Jones).
Jackson, who guests on Beenie Man’s current hit “Feel It Boy,” also lent her sultry voice to another highly anticipated fall release, Justin Timberlake’s Justified, due November 5 (see “Timberlake, Janet Jackson Make Sexy Pair On Justified“ ).
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