Tyrese Gibson is planning to bring a legend back to life but heâs looking for the right director to help him. The âSweet Ladyâ R&B crooner is planning to play Teddy Pendergrass in a big screen biopic and he wants Lee Daniels (Precious) to direct.
âMy dream director would be Lee Daniels, âcause heâs from Philadelphia and heâs raw, knows how to tell the truth about characters and layers,â Gibson told AOL Black Voices. âHe knows how to get people to go there.â
Before Pendergrass passed away in January 2010 due to respiratory failure, he gave Tyrese his blessings for the film.
âI was there during the last days of him being on this earth,â Gibson said. âHe told me himself, âI donât want nobody else in this world to do this movie but you.â At first it was an opportunity, now itâs a responsibility.â
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