It’s been 2 years since the passing of R&B icon Teddy Pendergrass and perhaps the same length of time we’ve heard rumors crooner Tyrese Gibson would take on the role in his biopic. Pendergrass, himself, even expressed interest to have the singer play him before his death on January 13, 2010.
Now, we’ve gotten some confirmation.
The singer tweeted this morning, “NEWS:.. I have officially secured the life rights to the Life Story of Teddy Pendergrass. My inspiration… This movie will be made…”
This was long in the making actually. The two singers had formed a close friendship before Pendergrass succumbed to his colon cancer diagnosis and respiratory complications. As for when the project will be released? No further details have been released.
Do you think Gibson can successfully take on this role? Why or why not?