DeVon Franklin is bringing the story of Kirk Franklin to the big screen and we couldn’t be more excited! With the help of Sony, the two are partnering to tell the story of the multi-platinum Gospel singer and producer, who hit the scene in 1993 with Kirk Franklin & The Family and immediately catapulted to stardom…but not before his 1995 admission to pornography that nearly turned his career upside down.
With over 10 million records sold, the 14-time Grammy winner and the faith-based producer are old friends, regularly teaming up for Double Dates with their wives Tammy Franklin and Meagan Good and encouraging fans online with DeVon’s #TruthTalks.
So what we can we expect from the film? Obviously a boatload of soul-stirring music (Franklin became the first artist in history to top all five Billboard gospel charts at one time with the release of his latest album, Long Live Love). And while we can’t confirm, fans of Kirk know he’s no stranger to opening up about everyday things, including homosexuality, religion and marriage (remember his episode of Uncensored?).
The untitled religious biopic will only be the second of its kind. The Clark Sisters story will be told on Lifetime, thanks to Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige.
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