Variety is reporting that Zachary Levi has signed up to star as NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner in the upcoming American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story biopic at Lionsgate.
Variety is reporting that Mahershala Ali has signed to star as boxer Jack Johnson in Unruly, a six-part limited series currently in development at HBO that is based on the PBS documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.
MGM have released the teaser trailer for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect.
Deadline is reporting that a biopic about Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is currently being development, with Greg Olliver, who co-directed the 2010 documentary Lemmy, attached to direct.
Deadline is exclusively reporting that Will Packer Productions have secured exclusive rights to begin developing a sports film biopic on Doug Williams, the first black quarterback to win the Super Bowl in 1988.
Deadline is exclusively reporting that Thomasin McKenzie is set to star as American ballet dancer Joy Womack in the upcoming biopic Joika.
Deadline is exclusively reporting that Emma Mackey, Joe Alwyn, Fionn Whitehead and Emily Beecham are set to star in Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut Emily, a biopic focusing on the early life of Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë.
Deadline is exclusively reporting that Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions have teamed up with 101 Studios to work on Unstoppable, the biopic feature about Anthony Robles.
Deadline is exclusively that Olivia DeJonge has been cast in the role of Priscilla Presley in the untitled drama biopic about Elvis Presley from Baz Luhrmann at Warner Bros.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan and Skye Dakota Turner will be joining Jennifer Hudson in MGM’s upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect.