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Kirk Franklin and his upcoming biopic

Kirk Franklin and his upcoming biopic

Modern-day gospel king Kirk Franklin seems ripe for a biopic based on his life — and one is in the works.

The “Stomp” singer, who dropped on the scene in 1993 with Kirk Franklin and the Family, will serve as executive producer for a movie for Sony through his label, Fo Yo Soul Entertainment.

Franklin promises it won’t be “some cute little Christian movie,” but rather a warts-and-all look at his life.

“It’s a real narrative. It’s very transparent, very honest and very vulnerable,” he says. “It’s the good, the bad and the ugly story.” Franklin brings his “Long Live Love Tour” to Friendly Temple Church on Thursday.

“I’m very grateful and excited about it,” he says of the movie, which isn’t yet titled. “It’s been in the works for several years, really. They’re finishing up the script right now. I hope it’ll be something that really connects with people.”

Franklin hopes the film will be received as well as “Bohemian Rhapsody” (about Freddie Mercury and Queen), “Rocketman” (Elton John) and “Ray” (Ray Charles).

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August 7th, 2019

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