A new biopic is in the works for gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin. The film, currently untitled, is being produced by former Sony exec DeVon Franklin via his Franklin Entertainment banner, while Franklin will serve as an executive producer through his label Fo Yo Soul Entertainment.
Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) has been tapped to write the film which will follow 14-time Grammy-winning artist from his humble beginning through his meteoric rise to fame as he changes the face of gospel music and battles his demons in the process.
Author and producer DeVon Franklin has made a name for himself with recent faith-based movies including Breakthrough, The Star and Miracles from Heaven. In the Instagram video announcing the film he joked, "If you think Bohemian Rhapsodyis something, if you think Rocketman is something, wait, wait."
No release date has been announced yet.
Franklin has recently released his new album LONG LIVE LOVE (Fo Yo Soul / RCA). The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Album's chart, at #2 on the R&B Albums chart and at #20 on the Top 200 chart. LONG LIVE LOVE also amassed more than 4.3 million streams in its first week.