'Wendy Williams: The Movie' Trailer: Ciera Payton Stars As Shock Jock-Turned-Daytime Host
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'Wendy Williams: The Movie' Trailer: Ciera Payton Stars As Shock Jock-Turned-Daytime Host

The trailer for Lifetime’s Wendy Williams: The Movie has dropped and we have our first look at The Oval star Ciera Payton as the shock jock-turned-daytime host.

Morocco Omari will play her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter. Darren Grant is the director. Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey wrote the script. The movie will debut on Jan. 30 at at 8 p.m., accompanied by a feature-length documentary on Williams at 10 p.m., titled The Wendy Williams Story…What a Mess! 

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Here’s the official description: Talk show host Wendy Williams executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years. Wendy has made herself the go-to source for great celebrity dish on her hit talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, but recently the spotlight has turned towards her. The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive.

The film is produced by Front Street for Lifetime and executive produced by Williams, Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth (Soul FoodAmbitions). Darren Grant will direct from a script written by Leigh Davenport (Run the WorldBoomerang) and Scarlett Lacey (Magnum P.I., The Royals). The documentary will be produced by eOne and Creature Films for Lifetime. Executive producers are Wendy Williams, Tara Long, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Sarah Girgis and Joie Jacoby. Brie Bryant and Gena McCarthy serve as executive producers for Lifetime.


Photo: Lifetime

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