Fantasia Barrino to play herself in lifetime movie

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino will play herself in a Lifetime movie that will show how the teenage single mother overcame poverty, sexual abuse and illiteracy to win the hit talent show. The movie, tentatively titled “Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story,” will premiere in August on the women’s cable channel. Debbie Allen will direct from an adaptation of Barrino’s autobiography, “Life Is Not a Fairy Tale.” Viola Davis and Kadeem Hardison will portray her parents, Diane and JoJo Barrino, while Loretta Devine has been cast as her grandmother Addie Collins. Newcomer Jamia Simone Nash will play the young Fantasia. Brought to you by Yahoo News


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