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[09/03/20 - 11:35 AM]
Lifetime Says How You Doin' to Ciera Payton and Morocco Omari as Leads for Upcoming Wendy Williams Biopic
Debuting in 2021, the movie will be paired with a feature length documentary on Williams.

[07/23/19 - 10:53 AM]
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WENDY WILLIAMS BIOPIC (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Lifetime is set to start production this month on the biopic about the outspoken television host and former radio star Wendy Williams with Ciera Payton (The Oval, She's Gotta Have It) taking on the lead role in Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic (working title). Joining her will be Morocco Omari (P-Valley, Empire) to star as Wendy's ex-husband Kevin Hunter while award-winning director Darren Grant (The Chi, God Friended Me) is set to direct the film. Debuting in 2021, the movie will be paired with a feature length documentary on Williams. Talk show host Wendy Williams executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years. Wendy has made herself the go-to source for great celebrity dish on her hit talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, but recently the spotlight has turned towards her. The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy's journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ciera Payton as Wendy Williams
· Morocco Omari as Kevin Hunter
CREW INFORMATION:
· Darren Grant as DIR
· Leigh Davenport as WRTR
· Sheila Ducksworth as EP
· Wendy Williams as EP
· Will Packer as EP
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Front Street Pictures
· Will Packer Media