Four years ago Empress of Soul Gladys Knight took to press to announce she was interested in casting Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland as the lead singer in her yet-developed biopic (click here to read).

Now, it appears the ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ legend is getting her wish.  Details inside:

[TMZ] obtained the first images of Kelly playing Gladys in the new BET series, “American Soul” [seen above]… which chronicles the rise of “Soul Train” creator and iconic host, Don Cornelius



We couldn’t be more excited for the finished product and hope it’s just the first step toward a full on film of Miss Gladys’ life.

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