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

Writer & Director

Geoffrey Fletcher

 

Producers

Whoopi Goldberg

Sam Feuer

Tom Leonardis

Executive Producer

Francis Clayton Gray

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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