(Dec 2, 2006) A Hollywood Reporter article by Gregg Goldstein about Kirk Franklin’s latest Film production gig with Lionsgate. The entire article can be read (with a subscription to HR) HERE.
(EXCERPT) — Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin will play himself in “Church Boy,” an autobiographical feature he’s producing for Lionsgate. Franklin is composing the soundtrack to the film, featuring his signature songs and several new numbers.
“Church Boy” follows the singer from his abandonment by a young mother to his direction of a Texas choir at age 11, a teenage dive into sex and drugs and his ultimate redemption and success.
“Lionsgate is the perfect home for ‘Church Boy,’” Franklin said. “This is a studio that has made a strong and genuine commitment to African-American audiences and faith-based audiences.”