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A Teddy Pendergrass Biopic is Coming, You'll never Guess Who is Set to Play the Legendary Singer

A Teddy Pendergrass Biopic is Coming, You'll never Guess Who is Set to Play the Legendary Singer

 

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The movie is being executive produced by Teddy’s widow Joan Pendergrass.

Following Warner Bros.’s acquisition of the life rights of Teddy Pendergrass, Tyrese Gibson has been cast in the lead role of an upcoming film about the late singer’s life, according to Deadline.

Gibson took to Instagram to express gratitude for his latest opportunity in a multitude of posts. “This is a role that I feel I was born to play,” he captioned one post. “Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before [he] died he put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story.”

Read: A New Teddy Pendergrass Documentary is Premiering on Showtime

Produced by Tyrese, Lee Daniels, and Donald De Line, the film will include a screenplay from Little Marvin (of Amazon’s upcoming series Them) and will be executive produced by Pendergrass’ widow Joan Pendergrass.

 

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This is the moment we walked out of our “pitch” meeting with Kevin McCormick there was a feeling that the Teddy Pendergrass movie was going to happen……. Warner Bros we are honored to take this journey with you!!!! ( see the link in my bio with the DEADLINE announcement) Honored to take this journey this is a role that I feel I was born to play… Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before died he put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story… So of course being here in this time , space and moment to take this journey with another Philadelphia legend and genius director Lee Daniels, Donald Deline, little Marvin and Kevin McCormick at Warner Bros is an answered prayer all in itself… Teddy I hope we make you, your wife and family proud…: Here we go!!! @littlemarvin @theoriginalbigdaddy @charliemackfirstout here we go!!!!!!!! To Hod be ALL the glory!!!

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Source: Deadline



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