Smokey Robinson Confirms Biopic Headed to the Big Screen

Published: Monday 11th Dec 2017 by Rashad

When it comes to legendary songwriters, no list should lack mention of Smokey Robinson.

The Grammy-winning R&B/Soul icon – whose prized penmanship lent Motown’s flagship acts (The Temptations, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, etc.) some of their biggest hits and helped shift the genre into the mainstream – also helped himself to quite a few top 40 hits and millions of albums sold along his storied, nearly 6 decade-long career. Now, at long last, Robinson will see that story brought to the big screen.

Highlighted by years of hitmaking and chart-topping but rocked by drug abuse, extramarital affairs, and more that brought him to the nadir of his career, his tale is reportedly being brought to life by the creators of ‘Ray’ (a film that led actor/singer Jamie Foxx to an Academy Award win in 2005).

Can the magic be recreated?  Smokey sure hopes so and is on the hunt for some big named actors to answer the call.  Look inside for details:

As indicated above, Smokey is remaining tight-lipped about who is being considered to portray him in the feature film.  Here’s hoping the pick – be it a seasoned actor or newcomer – does the role justice.


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  1. David thomas December 11, 2017

    Solange son would be the perfect little smokey robinson

    • Tim Brown December 11, 2017

      Word! ?❤️ Any fresh faced actor also—contacts if needed ??

    • Jeans December 11, 2017


  2. Dingell jones December 11, 2017

    Jennifer Hudson should play Aretha
    Ledesi/tichina Arnold should play patti labelle
    Teyona Taylor should play Janet jackson

    • ??? December 11, 2017

      lmao just stop.

  3. Jeans December 11, 2017

    Yessss so happy.

  4. I hate b. And w bitchexzz December 11, 2017

    Gary dourdan from csi

  5. Jackx December 11, 2017

    give Jussie some contacts and he would be perfect!!!!

  6. Casual December 11, 2017

    Quincy Brown

  7. David C** December 21, 2017

    Kool Don Benjamin should play smokey.

  8. James Everett October 9, 2019

    I don’t know why, but I feel like I was born to play the role of Smokey Robinson.

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