March 28, 2019
Photos by Christina Bell’s Instagram, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET, Steve Granitz/WireImage
The long-awaited Clark Sisters biopic finally has a cast! Less than a year after we announced the iconic gospel group would be bringing their lives to the small screen, thanks to Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige, we’re officially meeting the women that will portray Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jacky Clark-Chisholm, and Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark-Terrell.
So who got the roles? Let’s take a look.
Aunjanue Ellis will play the role of the sister’s mother, Mattie Moss Clark. The sisters are Christina Bell as Twinkie, Kierra Sheard as Karen (her real-life mother), Sheléa Frazier as Dorinda, Raven Goodwin as Denise and Angela Birchett as Jacky.
So the bigger question is, will they do the Sisters justice? With Donald Lawrence on board as the ladies vocal trainer, we know they’re in good hands. Don’t believe us, watch.
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I’ve been holding this one in for a long time! But I can finally share that when I was in Toronto, I was filming a biopic on The Legendary Clark Sisters—playing Dorinda Clark-Cole. I won’t try to put all my feelings into one post, but playing this beautiful woman of God was life changing. Before we stepped one foot on set, we had to hit the studio to re-create that signature Clark Sisters sound. It was the vision of our director, Christine Swanson to not cut ANY corners vocally and cast singers who could truly be authentic and sing live. That is such a defining component to the legacy of The Clark Sisters. Donald Lawrence was the ONLY choice to help us find that very specific sound. I’m proud of what we created and can’t wait to share more of this once in a lifetime journey. 🙏🏽 @angelabirchett is Jackie, @christina_official is Twinkie, @kierrasheard is Karen, @ravengoodwin is Denise 💕
Yeah, we’re sold. The first gospel biopic will air on Lifetime.
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