Tyrese Gibson Will Star As Teddy Pendergrass In Upcoming Biopic
Tyrese Gibson the six-time grammy nominated singer has signed on to play the lead role of Teddy Pendergrass in his upcoming biopic. Lee Daniels will direct the biopic with Teddy’s widow Joan Pendergrass as an executive producer. Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the life rights of Teddy Pendergrass a Philly native R & B singer from the 70’s. Teddy was a prominent singer who tragically had a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He had to learn how to sing all over again and made his return to the stage at the Live Aid concert in London in 1985. He retired in 2007 and died in 2010.
Tyrese feels he was born to play this role and promised Teddy before he passed he would do him justice to make his family and legacy proud. Production has already begun, but now that Tyrese is set to star in the biopic things are starting to come together. There has not been a title or release date so stay tuned.