Wendy Williams: The Movie

a/k/a Wendy Williams:  The Hot Topic

Release Date:  1/30/21; Lifetime
Genre:   Biography
Rating:  NR
Director:  Darren Grant
Studio(s):  Front Street Productions
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:  Ciera Payton (Wendy Williams), Morocco Omari (Kevin Hunter), Rothaford Gray (Thomas Sr. Williams), Liza Huget (Shirley Williams).

Story:  Talk show host Wendy Williams executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years. Wendy has made herself the go-to source for great celebrity dish on her hit talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, but recently the spotlight has turned towards her. The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive. Ciera Payton takes on the lead role while Morocco Omari stars as Wendy’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter.

Details:  After years of being in limbo, a biopic on Wendy Williams’ life will finally air in January.  The film will detail Williams’ ups and downs – from her start in urban radio to her highly successful syndicated talk show. It will also take a look into her private persona, discussing the joy and humiliation she’s experienced throughout her life.  The Oval’s Ciera Payton will portray Wendy and P-Valley’s Morocco Omari has been tapped to depict her ex-husband Kevin Hunter in Lifetime’s forthcoming biopic about the talk show queen.   Source(s):  Mylifetime.com; BET.com; IMDB; 9news.com; urbanbridgez.com.


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