Olympic Star Will Be Focus of New TV Biopic LA Times
A breakout U.S. Olympian will be the subject of a new Lifetime movie, with the cable channel greenlighting a biopic about her life. The Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker reports that the project will tell the story of Gabby Douglas, who won gold medals in the individual and team all-around gymnastics competitions at the London Games in 2012.
Douglas herself is expected to appear in the film, the story notes, although she won't star in it. The TV movie will instead feature Imani Hakim and Sydney Mikayla as Douglas during different periods in her life. Regina King from "Southland" is set to play her mother.
"Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics in the summer of 2012," the story notes.
The project, produced by Sony Pictures TV, has the working title "The Gabby Douglas Story."