It looks like a biopic of Teddy Pendergrass is in the works!
ApparentlyWarner Bros have acquired the life rights of the great singer-songwriter and have assigned Tyrese Gibson to play the lead role in the upcoming biopic.
According to Deadline Donald De Line (Ready Player One) will be producing the project via his De Line Pictures Studio alongside Lee Daniels (Empire) and Tyrese Gibson via his Voltron Pictures. Joan Pendergrass, Teddy's widow is also said to take part of the production as its executive producer. The biopic's screenplay will be written by Little Marvin (creator of Amazon's upcoming event series Them).
Tyrese who was blessed to know the iconic singer stated, "I am honored to take this journey...this is the role that I was born to play. Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before her passed put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story."
Tyrese also stated, "Being here in this time and in this space and moment with Lee Daniels, Donald De Line, Little Marvin and Warner Bros is an answered prayer. Teddy, I just hope we make you, your wife and family proud... Here we go!"
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