Warner Bros. tapped into Tyrese Gibson to play Teddy Pendergrass in an upcoming biopic.

“I am honored to take this journey… this is the role that I feel I was born to play,” Gibson said in a statement. “Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before he passed put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story. Being here in this time and in this space and moment with Lee Daniels, Donald De Line, Little Marvin and Warner Bros is an answered prayer. Teddy, I just hope we make you, your wife and family proud… Here we go!!”

In addition to the singer turned actor and Daniels serving as producers for the flick, the late singer’s widow, Joan, will be the executive producer. Little Marvin is handling the screenplay.

Little Marvin has been keeping busy these days. He linked up with Lena Waithe to serve as the writer and executive producer for a horror anthology series Them on Amazon Studios.

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This is the moment we walked out of our “pitch” meeting with Kevin McCormick there was a feeling that the Teddy Pendergrass movie was going to happen……. Warner Bros we are honored to take this journey with you!!!! ( see the link in my bio with the DEADLINE announcement) Honored to take this journey this is a role that I feel I was born to play… Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before died he put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story… So of course being here in this time , space and moment to take this journey with another Philadelphia legend and genius director Lee Daniels, Donald Deline, little Marvin and Kevin McCormick at Warner Bros is an answered prayer all in itself… Teddy I hope we make you, your wife and family proud…: Here we go!!! @littlemarvin @theoriginalbigdaddy @charliemackfirstout here we go!!!!!!!! To Hod be ALL the glory!!!

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