Looks like the Gabrielle Douglas movie is coming to a television screen near you. Many of us watched in a combination of glee and pride as Gabby tumbled her way into the history books becoming the first African American gymnast to win an individual all-around Olympic gold medal. And now, according to The YBF, producers are bringing her inspiring story to the screen as a tv movie.
You may remember that Gabby’s life has not always been easy. Being raised by a single mother, Gabby chose to live with a new family in order to continue her training. It all paid off as the then 16 year old was catapulted into stardom, complete with cereal box covers, a book she authored, numerous media appearances and now a tv movie.
The movie, tentatively called “The Gabby Douglas Story” is set to start shooting September 9 through October in Winnipeg, Canada. It will be produced by Zev Braun, Phillip Krupp, David Rosemont. Gregg Champion will direct and Tracy Twinkie Byrd, the woman who cast films like Stomp The Yard, Notorious, Jumping The Broom, Sparkle and Fruitvale Station will serve as the project’s casting director.
Sounds promising! Who should play the role of Gabrielle?