If you recall, I did a post a little over a month ago; regarding the rumor that Jurnee Smollet was attached to play ex-Supreme Florence Ballard and Beyonce‘s sister, Solange Knowles was supposedly in the role of Diana Ross, in the screen biopic Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story.
Well, now it looks like Terry Dexter (Deliver Us from Eva, Brickwalk Cafe) and Teyana Taylor (Stomp the Yard 2, Madea’s Big Happy Family) may be attached to the project to star as Ballard and Ross, respectively. This new bit of info is according to Peter Benjaminson, journalist and author of The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard.
From his website:
NOTE RE MOVIE TO BE BASED ON THE BOOK: Although Faith Evans (pictured below with a copy of “The Lost Supreme”) was originally slated to play Florence Ballard in the movie version of the book, the most recent cast list released by the Producers reveals the following casting decisions: Florence Ballard – Terry Dexter, Diana Ross – Teyana Taylor, Tommy Chapman -Lahman Rucker, Maxine Ballard – Kandi Burress, Rev. C.L. Franklin – Billy Dee Williams, Peter Benjaminson – Jon Heder, and John Oppedahl – Tobin Bell.
Note the rest of the cast, which includes Lahman Rucker, Kandi Burruss and Billy Dee Williams. Terry Dexter is showing as rumored on imdb, along with Jurnee Smollet and Solange Knowles, although Teyana Taylor is not yet listed on the database.
More updates as they come.