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. 


  1. I usually don’t comment on anything, but I have a great passion for Teddy Pendergrass and his artistry. I am trying so hard not to speak negatively about this project. I just hope and pray that the production “team” allow those who were there with Teddy and actually “cared” for him to play a part in the information that comes across to the fans from the big screen. Teddy’s mother, Karen Still-Pendergrass and Teddy’s children have appeared to be pushed to the back and this “widow” (who magically appeared out of nowhere by sending the police to Teddy’s home to tell him her cousin died)is now in charge of telling his story. In Teddy’s book all he seemed to write about was how much he respected and loved his mother, his love for Karen and his children. Now, you hear nothing about them, and this “widow” done slapped her name on his foundation and her picture on his tombstone at his gravesite. Something about all of this don’t seem right. I know Tyrese says this is his dream roll, but I hope he has enough integrity to honor those who actually were the REAL REASON why Teddy lived as long as he did after the accident and those who played a major part in his success.


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