Gabby Douglas is letting fans inside her life with her new biopic, “The Gabby Douglas Story,” which airs on Lifetime television tonight, according to a Feb. 1 E! News report. The Lifetime biopic follows Olympic gymnast Douglas as she prepped for the 2012 Olympics.
In the biopic, Imani Hakim and Sydney Mikayla play the Olympic star and role model, who overcame multiple struggles on way to securing a place with the “Fierce Five” at the memorable Olympics. Also showcased in the movie are Douglas’ family issues, with focus on her mother’s financial problems; juggling the cost of Douglas’ Olympic dreams with caring for three other children. Regina King plays the 19-year-old’s mother in the biopic.
According to The Detroit News, the movie is not about the “Fierce Five.” Instead it shows the road to stardom by focusing on the years leading up to those moments. Mikayla plays Douglas as a child, while Hakim takes on the later years.
Described by The Detroit News as “slightly dramatic,” the main goal of the biopic is to show that with hard work, determination, and sometimes, more than just a little sacrifice, dreams do come true.
Douglas, for her part, feels amazing about the biopic. “It's just so crazy and insane but it's also like an amazing feeling. I never would've thought I'd have a movie on TV about my life story,” E! News reports.
“The Gabby Douglas Story” airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.