Tyrese To Play Teddy Pendergrass???


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Tyrese to play, Teddy, Ummm, I don’t know about that???

Word on the street is that Tyrese has signed on to play Teddy Pendergrass in an upcoming biopic being created by Warner Bros who acquired the life rights to the late singer who passed away from cancer in 2010.

“I am honored to take this journey… this is the role that I feel I was born to play,” Gibson said. “Teddy Pendergrass embraced me and before he passed to put the responsibility on my shoulders to tell his story. Being here in this time and in this space and moment with Lee Daniels, Donald De Line, Little Marvin, and Warner Bros. is an answered prayer. Teddy, I just hope we make you, your wife and family proud… Here we go!!”

As many of my female readers know, Teddy Pendergrass was the “Man” in the early 1970s first starting out as the lead singer with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, but, it was his solo career that made him a fantasy of most women.  His greatest hits, “Turn off the Lights” and “My Greatest Inspiration” were off the charts.

Teddy Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury in a 1982 car accident that left him paralyzed but he learned how to sign again and returned to performing in 1985, continuing his solo career until he retired in 2007.

Tyrese will produce along with Lee Daniels and Teddy Pendergrass’ widow, Joan, will serve as an executive producer.

While I realize that Tyrese has spent time between acting and singing and He’s been nominated for 6 Grammy awards, there is only one Teddy, Chile, and I don’t think anybody can ever play him as he was as my Mama would say “cool as a cucumber!”



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