Lifetime Releases Trailer For “The Gabby Douglas Story” Biopic – Premieres Feb. 1


artfilmtv_logo

And here it is… a biopic movie one surely does not want to miss. Lifetime has released a one-minute trailer for the biopic that’s set for a world premiere on Saturday evening, February 1. The trailer details the key figures in Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas’ life while growing up to become one of the world’s most talented gymnasts; while the story centers around the two-time medal winner’s struggle to get gold.

gabbydouglasstory

gabbydouglas2[Photo Credit | Unknown Source]

Playing a young Gabby Douglas is Sydney Mikayla with an older Gabby Douglas played by “Everybody Hates Chris” star Imani Hakim. “Southland” star Regina King takes on the role of her mother, while “Law & Order” star Epatha Merkerson plays the athlete’s grandmother. And not to leave out the coach behind Douglas’ success, Liang Chow will be played by Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift star Brian Tee.

Gabbydouglas3

According to Portage Daily Graphic, Hakim doesn’t have a gymnastics background, but she is athletic having studied ju-jitsu and competed in track and field, so when the casting call came out for dancers and gymnasts, it was her acting ability that gave her an edge.

“Everyone that I was up against had that one up against me. They were all gymnasts or really hardcore dancers and I was just an actress. So it felt really good to learn that I booked the part over all those people who actually had experience at that level.” 

gabbydouglas4

The biopic is set to premier on Lifetime Saturday, February 1, 2013. WATCH the trailer HERE: Lifetime Movie Premiere: “The Gabby Douglas Story”

[Source | Portage Daily Graphic + Lifetime]

charli_sig

Advertisements

Comments

  1. I already have a reminder set. This looks like it’ll be good.

sos

Timeless Fashion: The Androgynous Look + How To Do It Right


As far as most modern styles go, there are some that just stick around forever. Of course, trends come and go, some with more success than others – just look at the early 90’s! But there are some fashion moments that landed in history and just haven’t ever gone away. These are known as classic, […]

landscape-1449332049-gettyimages-487839018

Kanye West Cancels Saint Pablo Tour Over Exhaustion: How His Workaholic Personality Has Taken a Toll


Kanye West is worn out. On the heels of news that the Grammy-winning rapper has cancelled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour, E! News has learned exhaustion is to blame. According to a source, the star has been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and his adidas line. […]

training2

Fitness + Nutrition | Follow These Six Steps To Create Your Perfect Home Gym


For some people, getting to the gym before or after work just isn’t possible. Sometimes it’s too far, or their commute is too long to justify the time. Some people just don’t feel comfortable with using the gym. If any of these sound like you, it could be worth considering creating your own personal gym […]

nba2k_uncensored_moderatederniejohnson

Sports | Exclusive Coverage: NBA Stars Durant, Harden + Curry Go 2K15 Uncensored‏ [VIDEOS]


NBA 2K15 UNCENSORED was a free-flowing conversation with four of the NBA’s top stars Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis moderated by Ernie Johnson. They covered several topics in the NBA, pop culture, and additional sports-related content. Highlights included Durant talking about leaving USA basketball, James Harden declaring himself the best all-around player […]

people-apple-iphone-writing

What’s in the Bag? Medical Travel Essentials That You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without


Travelling and wanderlust are two things that go hand-in-hand. More and more people are willing to travel alone in search of something wonderful and inspirational. Whether it’s the amazing view on top of a towering mountain or the serene landscape of a calm river and beautiful trees, there’s a corner of the world for everyone […]

woman-with-natural-curly-hair

Love + Relationships | Destined To Be Single Forever?


After a few bad relationships, it’s easy to start feeling disheartened about your love life. It can feel like you are never going to find ‘the one.’ And that you are destined to be single forever. But before you go all Bridget Jones, you need to try and think positive that love might be just […]

landscape-1449332049-gettyimages-487839018

Kanye West Cancels Saint Pablo Tour Over Exhaustion: How His Workaholic Personality Has Taken a Toll


Kanye West is worn out. On the heels of news that the Grammy-winning rapper has cancelled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour, E! News has learned exhaustion is to blame. According to a source, the star has been working around the clock on fashion design, both on his own line and his adidas line. […]

sos

Timeless Fashion: The Androgynous Look + How To Do It Right


As far as most modern styles go, there are some that just stick around forever. Of course, trends come and go, some with more success than others – just look at the early 90’s! But there are some fashion moments that landed in history and just haven’t ever gone away. These are known as classic, […]

%d bloggers like this: