Sony Readies Kirk Franklin Biopic

Published: Thursday 18th Jul 2019 by Rashad

History books has seen the name Kirk Franklin associated with a lot of “firsts.”

Beyond being the first Gospel act to see an album go Platinum, he’s the first Gospel act to top Billboard’s R&B chart, break barriers on MTV, and so much more.  Now, with the help of former film industry exec Devon Franklin, the 49-year-old is set to be among the first acts of Faith to see a major studio back his biographical film.

Details inside:

Just a month after learning his latest album, ‘Long Live Love,’ became the first album in history to top all five Billboard Gospel charts concurrently (click here to read more on that), Franklin’s set to see his life and accomplishments chronicled via a Sony-produced biopic.

Deadline reports:

Sony is taking us to church with an upcoming biopic about multi-platinum gospel singer Kirk Franklin. The film, currently untitled, is being produced by former Sony exec DeVon Franklin via his Franklin Entertainment banner, while  Franklin will serve as an executive producer through his label Fo Yo Soul Entertainment.Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) has been tapped to write the film which will follow 14-time Grammy-winning artist from his humble beginning through his meteoric rise to fame as he changes the face of gospel music and battles his demons in the process. [source]

As of time reported there is no tentative release date.

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  1. Clarkson July 18, 2019

    What has he done to deserve a biopic?
    The only song of his I know is imagine me.

    This will flop big time.

    • Jasmine July 18, 2019

      Stomp
      Smile
      Why I Sing
      Looking For You

      He launched the careers of Tamela and David Mann and many more.

      He was at the forefront of crossing over Gosoel music into Hip-Hop and RnB while his peers frowned on Godpel artists doing secular music and secular artists doing Gospel.

      His influence is huge!

      • Jasmine July 18, 2019

        He also had an interesting life full of drama which is good for a biopic

      • Shayla Queen July 18, 2019

        Go to work B|TCH

        DON’T EVA COME FOR THE QUEEN 👑

        NOW, CHECK THAT AND SIT DOWN OLD H03! BEFORE YOUR OLD A$$ BACK CRACK.

      • Oh plz July 18, 2019

        Came with the receipts 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  2. China July 18, 2019

    The Gay Rumors. The botox. The plastic surgery The M_olestation in his past. This man has more trap doors waiting for the public. Just wait and see — he might JUST COME OUT THE CLOSET OR CLAIM …………. he’s delivert.

    • Truth Dot Com July 18, 2019

      OOP!!!! Not Delivert!!!!! LMAO

      He did give me that Donny meets Tyler vibes.

      But it could just be they have a similar struggle……Or breakthrough or Come Out story…..IDK

      All things must come to the light. Don’t be nice about this Biopic. Let us see the Evil face so we can Love the new Botox one that much more.

  3. Justin Skye July 18, 2019

    OKAY look now… everybody don’t need a damn biopic. S***

  4. Gurlwepa89 July 18, 2019

    This man is a devil in disguise. He used gospel ti sell and upkeep his sinful and lavish lifestyle. No thank u.

  5. Minerva July 19, 2019

    I like to fart in the spring. Oh my! It’s time for my biopic too. Yay!

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