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Bobby Womack Biopic in Development. Who Should Play Him?

Bobby Womack Biopic in Development. Who Should Play Him?

A biopic based on the life of singer/songwriter Bobby Womack, who died a couple of months ago, is apparently in development, under the supervision of his longtime manager and friend Don Smalls.

Smalls says he already has a 120-page script that Womack approved before his death, adding in a press statement, with regards to casting, that, "There has been talk of Mos Def and Samuel L. Jackson, but we’re also interested in casting an unknown."

Active since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group, the Valentinos, and as Sam Cooke’s back-up guitarist, Womack’s career spanned more than 50 years, and several genres, including R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country. He wrote and originally recorded the Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, "It’s All Over Now," and New Birth’s "I Can Understand It" among other songs.

As a singer he is most known for hits like "Lookin’ For a Love," "That’s The Way I Feel About Cha," "Woman’s Gotta Have It," "Harry Hippie," "Across 110th Street" and "If You Think You’re Lonely Now."

"I think with the right producer and director, this could be a real blockbuster," Don Smalls also said.

Assuming this actually happens, who should cast to play Bobby Womack?

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Isaac Dyson

Calvin Richardson might be a consideration.




I am BIOPIC-ed out!!!! Damn!!!!!!!!!

Z Strachan

No more biopics for now. Let the man rest in peace for a while.



Ol' Skool

This is a no-brainer. Chadwick "J'kie R'nsn-J'mes Br'n" Boseman is the first and only choice. If it ain't broke why fix it… so says the white purveyors of fruitless foolishness.

But I second the emotion, enough already of cheesy biopics… "The Gabby Douglas Story", "42", "Betty and Coretta", "Notorious", All Is By My Side and Get On Up. My vote is for a parody (maybe cheesy) titled "Get Right Down With That BS" starring, who else, Chadwick Boseman.

Miles Ellison

Enough already.


So right now its either cheesy biopics or comic book movies. Gotta love variety.


Cast an unknown. Perfect casting would be L Michael Burt


MC Hammer.


Biopic overdose….Jesus Christ.

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