Keyshia Cole to Executive Produce and Star In The Lifetime Biopic, “Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story”
Multiple Grammy® award nominee Keyshia Cole (Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is) will executive produce and make her acting debut, playing herself, in a new Lifetime biopic following her early days in Oakland honing her musical talents to her rise to a multi-platinum selling recording artist and television personality, to her complicated yet warmhearted relationship with her mother Frankie Lons played by Debbi Morgan. Premiering Saturday, June 24 as part of Lifetime’s celebration of Black Music Month at 8p/7c, Keyshia Cole: This is My Story is directed by D’Angela Proctor and Manu Boyer and features a new song recorded by the singer/songwriter titled Forever is a Thing. Ron Fair, Keyshia Cole’s long-standing A&R and music collaborator supervised the music and Grammy Award winner Warryn Campbell composed the original score.
Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story joins Lifetime’s roster of highly successful musical biopics including Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, Patsy & Loretta, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, Whitney and Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story.
“This is a story of a daughter’s love for her mother and although my heart remains broken from her untimely passing I am honored to be sharing it with the world,” said Cole. “Playing the role of myself was a unique opportunity to re-live special moments in my life that also gave me the chance to process her loss in ways I did not expect. I miss her every day and even though she is not here, her presence was felt throughout this film. Mom, I love you.”