EXCLUSIVE: Gabby Douglas, the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics, is getting a TV biopic. Lifetime has greenlighted The Gabby Douglas Story (working title), an original movie starring Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) and Sydney Mikayla as the two-time Olympic gold medalist, Southland alumna Regina King as her mother and S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) as her grandmother. Mikayla will portray Douglas during her childhood while Hakim will play her as a teenager and young adult. Douglas also will appear in the film, produced by Sony Pictures TV.
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Lifetime To Do Gabby Douglas Biopic; Regina King & S. Epatha Merkerson To Co-Star, Douglas To Make Appearance
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 9:19am PDTTags: Big Deals TV, Gabby Douglas, Lifetime
By DOMINIC PATTEN | Tuesday August 14, 2012 @ 10:34am PDTTags: 2012 London Olympics, Gabby Douglas, Michelle Obama, The Tonight Show, TV Ratings
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday August 10, 2012 @ 12:00pm PDTTags: Gabby Douglas, Olympics, Ryan Lochte, Sanya Richards-Ross
Newly-minted U.S. Olympic champions’ victory lap on TV continues. In an interview on NBC’s Today, swimmer Ryan Lochte said he is considering a gig on ABC’s biggest reality series. “I’m definitely looking towards Dancing With The Stars and …