Tyrese Confirms’Empire’ Star Lee Daniels Directing Upcoming Teddy Pendergrass Biopic.

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Tyrese reveals in a recent interview Lee Daniels is producing Teddy Pendergrass biopic.

Back in 2015, According to Tyrese,”I am playing Teddy Pendergrass,” and went on to say that his dream director for the project was “Lee Daniels, ’cause he’s from Philadelphia and he’s raw, knows how to tell the truth about characters and layers. He knows how to get people to go there. That would be my ideal situation. Lee Daniels would hit it out of the park. It’ll be my first time singing in a movie.”

Tyrese wrote on social media…

The LIFE STORY of Teddy Pendergrass is officially in motion…. More news about this coming soon…. This is going to be a life changing journey…. #Levels

Here’s an update on that..

Portion of the interview below:

There’s been talk for a while now of you starring in a biopic about Teddy Pendergrass. What is the status of that?

This is an exclusive. Will Packer is producing, from Atlanta. Lee Daniels is attached to direct Teddy Pendergrass. As we all know, Teddy Pendergrass was born and raised in Philly, so was Lee Daniels. And we are doing this in conjunction with the family. Shout-out to Joan Pendergrass, who is the widow of Teddy Pendergrass. And yes, I will be playing Teddy. It’s real.

What’s your relationship status; and what do you look for in a woman?

Proudly, I’m single. I love a smart, educated classy and sophisticated woman that’s articulate, tall, has a confidence about herself. When she walks into the room, everyone knows it.

 

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