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DETAILS! The "Gabrielle Douglas Story" TV Movie Underway!

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A casting call for the upcoming "Gabrielle Douglas Story" has been sent out and we have all the deets for you inside.....

 

During the summer of 2013, we all watched Gabrielle Douglas make history as the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast to become the individual all-around Olympic champion. And now, we've just learned that Hollywood producers are bringing the story of "Gabrielle Douglas " to life as a tv movie!

TheYBF.com is the FIRST to bring you the deets....

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We know that producers want the role to be played by a super petitie pre-teen YBF actress.  They want the great smile, the great eyes and some gymnastics and dance ability to boot.   

Here's a synopsis of what the movie will cover:

"Gabrielle Douglas was born on December 31, 1995, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Gabby Douglas began formal gymnastics training at 6 years old and won a state championship by the time she was 8.

She moved away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, and was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event."

The movie starts shooting September 9th all the way through the end of October....in Winnipeg, Canada.  So the release date may be before the year is over.

"THE GABBY DOUGLAS STORY" will be produced by Zev Braun, Philip Krupp and David Rosemont. Gregg Champion will be directing and Tracy Twinkie Byrd is the casting director.

For now, it's unclear what network will release the movie but we're excited about it!  Who's your pick to portray Gabby?

 

 

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