The wait for Clark Sisters enthusiasts to get their eyes and ears on the legendary group’s long-awaited Lifetime biopic is coming to a close.
Nearly two months after premiering its first trailer over Thanksgiving weekend 2019, the film has now been confirmed to have a premiere date of April 11.
Produced by Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, and Mary J. Blige, the movie tells the tale of how the Clarks – comprised of Dorinda, Jacky, Twinkie, Denise, and Karen – went from humble Detroit beginnings to breaking music barriers with over five decades of Gospel classics and crossover hits including the likes of ‘You Brought the Sunshine,’ ‘Name It, Claim It,’ and more. Starring Aunjanue Ellis as their mother, Mattie, singer Christina Bell stars as Twinkie, Kierra Sheard as her mother, Karen, Sheléa Frazier as Dorinda, Raven Goodwin as Denise, and Angela Birchett as Jacky.
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Official film synopsis:
‘The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel’ recounts the story of the highest-selling female gospel group in history and their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark. Credited with bringing gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the gospel music industry. Christine Swanson is the director of the Sylvia L. Jones-written script.