EXCLUSIVE: Kirk Franklin’s Biopic Is Still On The Way
Since 1993 when gospel singer Kirk Franklin, 50, first came onto the scene with his album Kirk Franklin & The Family, he turned the gospel and music world on its head. Combining styles of gospel, R&B contemporary, and pop Kirk Franklin forged a fusion of music that had never been done before.
Sixteen Grammys, 21 Dove Awards, 23 Stellar Awards, and various other accolades later, the singer and songwriter, author, and choir director is revealing some of his massive legacy with a biopic announced in 2019.
In an exclusive interview with theJasmineBRAND, Kirk Franklin announced that he was working on the second part of the script, but like all good things, the production was taking time.
“Music is very automatic, I can leave you right now go to the studio and God can give me a joint and you can hear it later on tonight. But that TV/ Film world is different…”
“You look at a movie like Ray that script was floating around Hollywood for 10,15 years before it got made. You look at Avatar, James Cameron’s movie, that idea had to wait for the technology to be developed. This is taking me on journeys I’ve never been and so now we are in the process of the second draft of the script and these scripts take a minute…”
“by God’s Grace I’m very humbled to say that we’re still in the trenches of it.”
“leave that to the casting director and to the director”.
Kirk released his first album in 1993 entitled Kirk Franklin & The Family, selling more than 1 million copies and going platinum.
The film would be written by Brian Ivie, known for his work in The Drop Box. Overall it would follow the life of the artist starting from his life in Texas, chronicling his rise to fame and the difficulties he had to face along the way.
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