Tyrese Gibson To Star As Teddy Pendergrass In Lee Daniels Produced Biopic At Warner Bros
There's a Teddy Pendergrass biopic in the works!! Warner Bros. has acquired the singer’s life rights. After actively campaigning to play the singer for a while now, Tyrese Gibson has been cast as singer Teddy Pendergrass.
On playing his dream role Tyrese said: “I am honored to take this journey… this is the role that I feel I was born to play,“ Gibson said. "Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before he passed put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story. 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!!”
Donald De Line, Lee Daniels and Gibson are producing the film. Little Marvin is the scriptwriter, and Pendergrass' widow, Joan Pendergrass, will be an executive producer.