Tiffany Haddish As Flo-Jo
Tiffany Haddish is beyond honored to take on the opportunity to play track star legend Florence Joyner AKA Flo-Jo in a biopic.
Tiffany Haddish to Play Olympic Great Florence Griffith Joyner in Upcoming Biopic https://t.co/eeb5T17q4x
— Variety (@Variety) June 3, 2021
Joyner is well-known for her breathtaking performances on the field and track; the film will accurately depict her greatest achievements as well as all of the barriers she broke as a woman in sports.
Tiffany will not only star in the biopic, but she will also help produce it, as she believes it is important to continue her illustrious legacy.
“I am looking forward to telling Flo-Jo’s story the way it should be told,” she says.
“My goal with this film is making sure that younger generations know my ‘she-ro’ Flo-Jo, the fastest woman in the world to this day, existed.”
Game1 will be the production company used for the film, and along with Haddish producing Joyner’s old coach and husband Al Joyner will be assisting/producing.
Melanie Clark and Jonathan Fuhrman will also serve as producers, with Basil Iwanyk and Greg Economou, Game1’s Co-CEOS.
“Working with Tiffany has been a great pleasure – she is incredibly dedicated, focused, and committed to portraying the spirit of Florence accurately.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Tiffany on such an important project,” Iwanyk says with glee.
“Tiffany has established herself as one of the greatest entertainers in the world today – helping her tell the story of her idol Flo-Jo is an amazing honor and privilege.”