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Gabrielle Douglas, the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics, will be the subject of Lifetime movie.

The cable network has greenlighted “The Gabby Douglas Story” (working title), an original movie starringImani Hakim (“Everybody Hates Chris”) and Sydney Mikayla as the two-time Olympic gold medalist, “Southland” alum Regina King as her mother and S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law & Order”) as her grandmother.

Mikayla will portray Douglas during her childhood while Hakim will play her as a teenager and young adult. Douglas also will appear in the film, produced by Sony Pictures TV.

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article courtesy of Eurweb.com

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