Lifetime has already tackled the tragically short life of Aaliyah and will roll out a film focused on the late Whitney Houston at the top of the year.
And now there are reports that Destiny’s Child is next in line to receive the small-screen treatment
Multiple other media outlets, including TMZ, have also reported that the film is a go, but a spokesperson for Lifetime told The Times on Monday that “the film is not on [its] development slate.”
Rumors of the network pursuing a Destiny’s Child biopic circulated on a few blogs during the hoopla over the Aaliyah biopic, but the latest reports have come amid the leak of stolen emails and other sensitive documents after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In the latest wave of headlines spun out of the hacked documents are reports that Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles, reached out to the studio last December to pitch a film and offer the rights to a story.
Knowles managed the group from its early-'90s inception to its standing as one of the most successful girl groups of all time.
A film would surely trace those origins, the ousting of members (LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett, most famously), the group’s peak as a trio with Michelle Williams and the behind-the-scenes drama. Each member, including Beyonce, eventually split from Knowles' professional guidance as solo artists but he still oversees the group's brand.
Since disbanding in 2005, the group has reunited on numerous occasions -- including a showstopping medley during Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime gig last year.
Ahead of their reunion, Destiny's Child issued “Nuclear,” their first new single in over eight years as part of a greatest hits compilation. The women continue to collaborate, with Rowland and Williams appearing in a video on Beyonce’s surprise album and popping up on Williams’ latest hit, “Say Yes.”
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