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Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Biopic Is In The Works

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09/18/2013 2:35 am
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Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Biopic Is In The Works
Media Courtesy of Digital Spy

 Adele Fredeluces

Staff Writer

Gabby Douglas has had a wonderful year following her success at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The 17-year-old has become a household name in United States and soon many will learn more about the talented athlete in a new Lifetime biopic. She along with her teammates, “The Fierce Five” (McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber) took home the gold medal for team all-around in gymnastics during the Olympics. Douglass also became the first African-American woman to take home the gold for individual all around. Since then she seemed to have taken a short break from gymnastics to go Hollywood. She became part of the “New Super Mario Bros. 2” campaign last year and has appeared at several awards shows including the most recent BET Awards where she received two awards for her accomplishments as an athlete. She even made a short appearance on the hit CW show The Vampire Diaries and released two books, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith and Raising the Bar. She’s been busy. A biopic is the next step for this young superstar. The Gabby Douglas Story is set for a 2014 release on Lifetime. Douglass is set to make an appearance, however Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) will take on the lead role as the gold medalist. Sydney Mikayla is set to play young Gabby and Regina King will play Gabby’s mother. Brian Tee from The Wolverine is set to play Coach Liang Chow. The movie will showcase Gabby’s childhood and the difficult decisions she made to pursue her dream. While Gabby may have taken a little break, she recently revealed that she’s “back to the grind” and training for the U.S. Championships and the 2016 Summer Olympics and we couldn’t be more excited!

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