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

TBA

Writer

Geoffrey Fletcher

Producers

Sam Feuer

Whoopi Goldberg

Reuben Cannon

Meyer Shwarzstein

Executive Producers

Francis Clayton Gray

Don Felder

 

Source Material

I Always Wanted To be Somebody 

by Althea Gibson

&

Born To Win

by Francis Clayton Gray and Yanick Rice Lamb

Partners

Whoop Inc/One Ho Productions

Reuben Cannon Productions

Brainstorm Media