A Marvin Sapp biopic is coming to TV One.
The network announced that filming for the upcoming movie is officially underway. TV One also shared that the film is scheduled to be released on August 21.
It stars Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Marvin Sapp and Ambre Anderson will be his wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp.
Per the official description:
The Marvin Sapp biopic chronicles the prominent gospel music artist and preacher’s Michigan upbringing, battle against teenage alcohol abuse, love for MaLinda Prince, rise in the music industry and growth in his faith. Sapp came into prominence more than 30 years ago as a member of Commissioned and is widely known for his award-winning, chart-topping crossover hit “Never Would Have Made It.” Currently, he is an author, radio show host and senior pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas and pastor emeritus of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan – the church he founded with his late wife.”
TV One executive producer Jason Ryan said in a statement:
“It is an honor to tell Marvin Sapp’s life story. His vast contributions to gospel and American music are undeniable. We know this film will resonate with our viewers.”
The Marvin Sapp biopic is directed by Russ Parr and produced for TV One by Swirl Films. Eric F. Tomosunas, James Seppelfrick and Keith Neal serve as executive producers in addition to Marvin Sapp and Phil Thornton.