Faith-filled preacher DeVon Franklin, is the President/CEO of Franklin
Entertainment and former Sony executive is working on the biopic of the
multi-platinum gospel Icon Kirk Franklin. The project has yet to be named, but
Franklin will serve as an executive producer by way of his label Fo Yo Soul
Sources have confirmed, Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) has been
tapped to write the film which will follow 14-time Grammy-winning artist from
his humble beginning through his meteoric rise to fame as he changes the face
of gospel music and battles his demons in the process.
Franklin is known for his chart-topping hits and
his gospel remixes with the R&B flavor. He released his first album in 1993
called Kirk Franklin & The Family, which went
platinum with over 1 million copies sold, the first gospel album to do
so, while charting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart for
42 weeks. Who could forget the banger “Stomp” with God’s Property, featuring
Salt from the hip hop duo “Salt and Pepa.” It’ doesn’t stop there, he’s also
responsible for hits such as “Looking for You” and “Revolution”, not to mention
“Hosanna” and “Wanna Be Happy?? His discography is endless!
His latest album release, Long
Live Love, made Franklin the first artist in history to top all
five Billboard gospel charts at one time.
Phillips will oversee for Franklin Entertainment. Andrea Giannetti and Maia
Eyre will oversee for the studio.
film producer DeVon Franklin’s production company also recently released
inspirational film Breakthrough starring Chrissy
Metz as well as Sony’s animated film, The Star, and Miracles
from Heaven, also from Sony.
is noted for the recent film Emanuel,
which he wrote and directed; a documentary about the 2015 Charleston church