In addition to their announcement that there will be a follow-up to their Emmy-nominated docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, Lifetime also announced that it has commissioned a biopic on the life on one of the most popular and controversial personalities in radio and television.
The biopic will chronicle the life of talk show host Wendy Williams. The authorized film will showcase the highs and lows Williams has experienced throughout the years. In terms of its narrative structure, the project will follow Williams’ journey from her humble beginnings in urban radio to the success of her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.
The movie will be produced by Will Packer Media and go into production this fall.
In addition to the biopic, Lifetime has also announced a documentary on Williams’ life, which will be produced by Entertainment (eOne) and Creature Films.
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