Lifetime has given the green light to a TV movie about Wendy Williams’ life.
The project will reveal “the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years,” the cable network announced in a press release Tuesday.
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Williams will serve as an executive producer on the biopic from Will Packer Media, with the film slated to begin production this fall.
There should be plenty of material to work with.
Over the last several months, Williams and her family have repeatedly made headlines. Her husband Kevin Hunter reportedly fathered a child with another woman. Weeks later, Williams filed for divorce and Hunter left his post as an executive producer on The Wendy Williams Show. Meanwhile, on the March 19 episode of her talk show, Williams tearfully revealed she’d been living in a sober house for “some time.”
The biopic on the host and author’s life will debut in 2020, along with a companion documentary produced by Entertainment One and Creature Films.
Lifetime announced several other projects Tuesday, including a follow-up to its docuseries on the sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly. It’s now developing a four-hour production titled Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath.
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Produced by Kreativ Inc, the doc will feature interviews with new accusers, psychologists and experts on the case, and more insights into the saga surrounding the troubled R&B singer, who is currently facing federal and state sexual abuse charges.
Additionally, the network is developing Surviving Jeffrey Epstein on billionaire New York financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who is currently being held without bond on federal child sex-trafficking charges.
Lifetime plans to tackle the College Admissions Scandal as well, with an upcoming two-hour movie.