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.
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.
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.