A Gabrielle Douglas Movie? Yes Please! New TV Movie In The Works

August 16, 2013  |  

Source: WENN


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?

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  • They Resemble

    Actress/Gymnast LaNiesha (LaNiesha-Jopre’) Irvin should play Gabrielle Douglas!! 🙂

  • WeekzTC

    *waits for somebody to mention her edges again*

    • bluekissess

      From the looks of it your the only one

  • Ann

    I think it is great. I think Gabby should play herself at age 16. But young Gabby, I can’t think of anyone who would be great for the part.

  • get real

    How much do you wanna bet that a lot of this movie will be about her black deadbeat dad(the scary black man) with little focus on all of that racism that she faced.

  • bluekissess

    I don’t think I would be interested in watching this story of a very young woman. Lifetime seems to water down movies and make them somewhat corny. The timing might be off. She has alot more wins in her

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  • Starcru

    If Justin biber can have a movie,than so can she.

    • Chas

      what could happen isn’t always what should happen….

  • Just saying!!

    I think it’s great she’s getting a movie but I can’t help but feel like she’s just too young to have a movie about her life. She’s already achieved so much but I feel like there’s a lot more she has yet to achieve that would be great to include in movie. Although I understand if her recent victory would be the focus point of the movie I guess….

    • AnonyChick

      Exactly. I think a movie is definitely premature.

    • PinkIce716

      I love Gabby and followed her career before the Olympics. Its amazing the progress she made. But I agree, I thought the same thing when she had 2 books come out. I know she’s faced a lot but give it some time.