A new biopic about Tina Turner is in the works, with Angela Bassett set to direct and produce. The film, which is currently untitled, will follow Turner’s life and career, from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her rise to international stardom.
Bassett, who is also an actress, has long been a fan of Turner’s music and has said that she is “honored” to be directing the film. “Tina Turner is an icon,” Bassett said in a statement. “She is a survivor, a fighter, and a legend. I am so excited to tell her story.”
The film will be based on Turner’s autobiography, “I, Tina,” which was published in 1986. The book tells the story of Turner’s life, from her childhood to her marriage to Ike Turner, to her rise to fame as a solo artist.
Turner, who died in 2023 at the age of 81, was one of the most successful and influential singers of all time. She sold over 100 million records worldwide and won eight Grammy Awards. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
The film is still in the early stages of development, but it is expected to begin production in 2024. There is no word yet on who will star in the film, but Bassett has said that she is looking for an actress who can “capture Tina’s strength, her vulnerability, and her incredible talent.”
The biopic is the latest in a series of films about Turner’s life. In 1993, Angela Bassett starred in the film “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” which was based on Turner’s autobiography. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Bassett won an Academy Award nomination for her performance.
The new biopic is sure to be a major event, and it will be interesting to see how Bassett tells Turner’s story. With her passion for the project and her deep understanding of Turner’s music and life, Bassett is the perfect person to bring Turner’s story to the big screen.