There’s a Wendy Williams authorized biopic in the works over at Lifetime and they already found their leading couple.
Ciera Payton and Morocco Omari are set to star as Wendy Williams and her ex-husband Kevin Hunter in Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic (working title).
Darren Grant is set to direct the biopic based on Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey’s co-written script about the outspoken television host and former radio star. It will touch on the highs and lows Williams has experienced throughout the years, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show.
Williams, Will Packer, and Sheila Ducksworth are executive producing Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic. Front Street for Lifetime is producing.
The film will also be paired with a feature-length documentary on Williams. In it, Williams sheds her private persona and speaks directly to the camera from her Manhattan apartment, discussing the joy and the humiliation she has experienced since childhood.
eOne and Creature Films for Lifetime are producing the documentary. Tara Long, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Sarah Girgis and Joie Jacoby are executive produce it. Brie Bryant and Gena McCarthy serve as executive producers for Lifetime.
Production begins this month. Both Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic and the documentary will air in 2021.
You can currently see in Tyler Perry’s The Oval. The series currently wrapped production on its second season. Omari is currently starring as Big L in Starz’s P-Valley, which has been renewed for a second season.