Lifetime has released the first trailer for their upcoming film, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies Of Gospel.

The trailer was unveiled in a promotional video for the movie, introduced by Kelly Rowland.

Emmy nominee Aunjanue Ellis stars as the sisters’ mother, Mattie Moss Clark. The sisters are Christina Bell as Twinkie, Kierra Sheard as Karen (her real-life mother), Sheléa Frazier as Dorinda, Raven Goodwin as Denise and Angela Birchett as Jacky. The project is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott.

The description:  The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel recounts the story of the highest-selling female gospel group in history and their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark. Credited with bringing gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the gospel music industry. Christine Swanson is the director of the Sylvia L. Jones-written script.

The legendary gospel group, consisting of sisters Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Denise “Niecy” Clark Bradford and Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark-Terrell, are considered to be gospel music pioneers and one of the first gospel acts to transition to the mainstream with an impact not only on gospel music but Black music in general. Their popular songs include “Is My Living in Vain” and the Gold-certified hit “You Brought the Sunshine.”

Watch the video below. If you’d like to skip directly to the trailer, it begins at 1:00:

The film premieres in Spring 2020.



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Photo: Lifetime

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