Tyrese Gibson to Star as R&B Legend Teddy Pendergrass in Biopic From Warner Bros
has acquired the life rights of Teddy Pendergrass and will produce a biopic with Tyrese Gibson to star as the R&B legend.Donald De Line (“Ready Player One”) will produce through his De Line Pictures studio banner, along with Lee Daniels and Gibson via his Voltron Pictures.
The studio has also tapped Little Marvin, creator of Amazon’s upcoming event series “Them,” to write the screenplay, which will chronicle the amazing and tumultuous life journey of one of the greatest R&B performers of all time.Teddy Pendergrass’ widow, Joan Pendergrass, is an executive producer.“I am honored to take this journey.
This is the role that I feel I was born to play,” Gibson said in a statement.
“Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before he passed put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story,” commented Gibson.
“Being here in this time and in this
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