ALTHEA

IN DEVELOPMENT 

Based on a true story.

 

In a career measured in milestones, Althea Gibson conquered society’s most oppressive constraints to capture tennis’ most prestigious titles. A true pioneer, she broke barriers as she rose from the streets of Harlem while battling ignorance and prejudice with grace, courage, and dignity. The first African-American to win a Grand Slam title. Her unrelenting desire to achieve made her a champion and an icon.

Cast

TBA

Director

Geoffrey Fletcher

 

Producers

Sam Feuer

Whoopi Goldberg

Tom Leonardis

Writer

Geoffrey Fletcher

Executive Producers

Francis Clayton Gray

Don Felder

Associate Producer

Jagoda Zaczynska

 

Source Material

I Always Wanted To be Somebody 

by Althea Gibson

&

Born To Win

by Francis Clayton Gray and Yanick Rice Lamb

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