*Lifetime has picked up a biopic of R&B star Michel’le for its 2016/2017 development slate, according to Shadow and Act.
Tentatively titled “The Michel’le Story,” the scripted film will detail the life of the singer who became a platinum artist on Ruthless Records.
It will be produced for Lifetime by Sony Pictures Television and Thinkfactory Media, with Leslie Greif executive producing. Michel’le and Thinkfactory Media previously collaborated on TV One’s “R&B Divas LA.”
“Michel’le is one of the most talented, fearless women I have ever met, captivating audiences both on stage and in front of the camera. The past few years of working with her have been incredible and we are thrilled she’s allowing us to lower the veil to tell her inspiring inside story as no one else could,” stated Adam Reed, EVP Thinkfactory Media. “Michel’le’s conviction for life and raw honesty deserves to be shared with the world, and we are honored to give her story justice.”
“I am so excited about my partnership with Thinkfactory Media. For many years I was unwilling to share my personal experiences. I am now ready to open up about my career, relationships and family,” stated Michel’le Toussant. “I am confident that Thinkfactory Media will give an accurate depiction of my life and this tumultuous yet amazing journey I’ve been on.”
No word on whether Michel’le’s alleged physical abuse by Dr. Dre will be included. It was left out of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” which sparked criticism online.