Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic

The film will cover the gold medalists life and career

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Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas

The Olympic gold medalist has received plenty of attention since her return from the 2012 Olympics in London. As the first African American gymnast to receive the individual all around gold medal, Douglas became a hero to the black community and very popular with the press.

She has written two books and appeared on several late night talk shows, once with the First Lady.

Lifetime has decided to create a movie based on Douglas’ career. Reportedly, casting for the film will include Regina King and S. Epatha Merkeson as her mother and grandmother. The role of Gabby will be played by Imani Hakim and Sydney Mikayla.

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