“Girls Trip” actress Tiffany Haddish is running things to get a biopic moving!
Haddish is partnering up with Game1 and Al Joyner to bring the story of famed Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner to the screen. The biopic was announced by Game1 on its Facebook page.
“To create the best sports content, you need the best team. We are beyond excited to be partnering with Tiffany Haddish and the legend Al Joyner to bring the incredible story of Florence Griffith Joyner to the big screen. This film will be elevated content at its finest. #sportsbiz #sportsmedia #sportsentertainment #game1 #elevatedcontent”
According to Deadline, Haddish will produce and play the track-and-field legend who was known as Flo-Jo. The film will dwell into the Olympian’s life and untimely death. Therese Andrews, EVP of Production at Game1, is spearheading the entire project, while Game1 Co-CEO’s Basil Iwanyk and Greg Economou will serve as producers on the project. Joyner’s former coach, and husband, Al Joyner, will serve as producer and creative consultant.
“I am looking forward to telling Flo-Jo’s story the way it should be told,” said Haddish. “My goal with this film is making sure that younger generations know my ‘she-ro’ Flo-Jo, the fastest woman in the world to this day, existed.”
“I am so elated to team up with Game1 and Tiffany Haddish on this project,” said Joyner. “Working with Tiffany has been a great pleasure – she is incredibly dedicated, focused, and committed to portraying the spirit of Florence accurately, whose legacy of making a difference in the world will live on for generations to come. I hope that this film touches all who see it and inspires people to BE the change the world so desperately needs right now!”
“We are thrilled to partner with Tiffany on such an important project,” said Iwanyk. “Tiffany has established herself as one of the greatest entertainers in the world today – helping her tell the story of her idol Flo-Jo is an amazing honor and privilege.”