*Faith Evans is about to get her acting on! She has been selected to play the lead role in the upcoming biopic entitled “Blondie” – the story of Florence Ballard (above) – the original lead singer and so-called forgotten member of the Supremes.
The film, based on the book “The Lost Supreme” by Peter Benjaminson, is set to be directed by Bille Woodruff from a script written by Karen Spencer and Roy Fegan, who will also serve as co-producers with Glenn S.O.N Faide, according to BV’s Wilson Morales.
“Not only is this about re-birthing Florence Ballard’s legacy and giving her the accolades that she has deserved for 34 years, it also offers her children an opportunity to know their mother better and celebrate her life,” says Karen Spencer, “Blondie” screenplay writer.
A Detroit native, Florence Ballard paved the way for female entertainers but she has yet to be accurately portrayed. The biopic will reveal shocking details of Florence’s life from her moments of joy and success to her devastating betrayal and the actual cause of her premature death at the young age of 32. Her nickname (Blondie) references the hair color she inherited from an Irish ancestor, says her bio.
Ballard’s three daughters requested that Faith Evans (below) portray their mother. The singer has spent time with the family and studying Ballard’s music.
“Blondie” will premiere in the Summer of 2011 year and will be accompanied by a soundtrack with stars like Lauryn Hill, Kelly Price, and of course Faith Evans.