Marvin Sapp’s biopic is underway with TV One, starring Chaz Lamar Shepherd (“Marvel’s Luke Cage” “The Game”) as Sapp himself. Ambre Anderson (“Power Book II” “Manifest Evil”) will join Shepherd as Sapp’s wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp.
The Marvin Sapp biopic chronicles the prominent gospel music artist and preacher’s Michigan upbringing, battle against teenage alcohol abuse, love for MaLinda Prince, rise in the music industry and growth in his faith.
Sapp came into prominence more than 30 years ago as a member of Commissioned and is widely known for his award-winning, chart-topping crossover hit “Never Would Have Made It.”
“It is an honor to tell Marvin Sapp’s life story,” Executive Producer Jason Ryan said. “His vast contributions to the gospel and American music are undeniable. We know this film will resonate with our viewers.”
Sapp is an author, radio show host and currently a senior pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Dallas, Texas and pastor emeritus of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan – the church he founded with his late wife.
The film is directed by music and media icon Russ Parr and produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas, James Seppelfrick and Keith Neal serving as Executive Producers. Additionally, Sapp and Phil Thornton are Executive Producers.
The Marvin Sapp biopic is scheduled for an August 21 release on TV One.