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[11/16/17 - 11:03 AM]
Lifetime Announces Airdates for Feature Movies - "Cocaine Godmother," "Faith Under Fire" and "The Simone Biles Story"
Beginning Saturday, January 20, with the premiere of "Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story," Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in the true story of the most infamous woman in the drug world who fiercely and ruthlessly ran the cocaine trade in America.

[10/31/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 31
Updates include: Netflix now suspends production on "House of Cards"; CBS looking into allegations against "Wisdom of the Crowd's" Jeremy Piven; and NBC lands "Bad Boys" spin-off starring Gabrielle Union.

[10/27/17 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 27
Updates include: Lifetime taps leads for "The Simone Biles Story"; Bethany Joy Lenz is bound for ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; and Kaley Cuoco launches production company at Warner Bros. Television.

[10/18/17 - 11:44 AM]
Lifetime and NeueHouse Madison Square Women's Forum Partner on Luminaries Screening and Conversation Series
The "Luminaries" screening series will be made available to NeueHouse members, followed by a moderated conversation featuring some of the film's stars and creative teams.

[07/28/17 - 11:07 AM]
Lifetime Bolsters Scripted Content with Season Four Renewal of "UnREAL," Season Two Pick Up of "Mary Kills People" and Start of Production on Psychological Thriller "You"
Plus: the cable channel confirms dates for "The Watcher in the Woods," "Flint," "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst" and "I Am Elizabeth Smart."







SIMONE BILES STORY, THE (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/3/18
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, November 2017) Based on her book, Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, The Simone Biles Story follows Simone Biles (Jeanté Godlock) through the sacrifices and hard work that led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and ultimately cemented her stake as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. After a field trip to a gymnastics training center when Simone was six years old, she caught the eye of a local coach who recognized that Simone had a remarkable gift for the sport. But pursuing her dream of becoming an elite gymnast also meant giving up high school football games, prom or starting college at UCLA. With her parents Ron (Julius Tennon, How to Get Away with Murder) and Nellie Biles (Tisha Campbell-Martin, My Wife and Kids) and younger sister Adria (Raven Bowens, The New Edition Story) supporting her every step of the way, Simone's journey from foster care to the Olympic podium - with all of its triumphs and heartbreaks - can serve as an inspiration for every little girl with a dream. The film also stars Kathleen Rose Perkins as Aimee Boorman, Kelsey Scott as Shanon, Marilyn Norry as Martha Karolyi and Nakai Takawira as Young Simone.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeanté Godlock as Simone Biles
· Julius Tennon as Ron Biles
· Kathleen Rose Perkins as Aimee Boorman
· Kelsey Scott as Shanon
· Marilyn Norry as Martha Karolyi
· Nakai Takawira as Young Simone
· Raven Bowens as Adria
· Tisha Campbell-Martin as Nellie Biles
CREW INFORMATION:
· Howard Braunstein as EP
· Janey Miller as EP
· Kelly Fullerton as WRTR
· Kyell Thomas as EP
· Simone Biles as BOOK/EP
· Tom Patricia as EP
· Vanessa Parise as DIR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Octagon