Happy, Black Girl News: Lifetime Says Yes To Gabby Douglas Biopic
It’s a go! Lifetime, who has debuted more original movies of black people recently than black television networks will be releasing a biopic of two-time Olympic gold medalist winner, Gabby Douglas.
The movie will unfold the life of Gabby as a child , where she began to formally train as a gymnast at the age of 6 years old. Actress Sydney Mikayla will be Douglass as a child and Imani Hakim will act as teenage Gabby who eventually becomes a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team during the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was during the Summer Olympics, Gabby won both gold medals in the individual and team competitions.
Regina King is set to star in the biopic as Gabby’s mother and S. Epatha Merkerson will act as her grandmother, as well.
The film will be produced by Sony Pictures TV and its director will be Gregg Champion who directed Lifetime’s “Amish Grace”. No date has been mentioned for the film release but fans should expect to view it in 2014.
Are you excited to learn more about the Olympic winner ?