Lifetime has released the first trailer for their upcoming biopic on Olympic gold medalist, gymnast Simone Biles.
It is titled The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar, and stars Julius Tennon, Tisha Campbell-Martin and introduces relative newcomer Jeanté Godlock as Simone Biles.
Based on her book, Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, the film follows Simone Biles (Godlock) through the sacrifices and hard work that led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and ultimately cemented her stake as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time.
Further description: “After a field trip to a gymnastics training center when Simone was six years old, she caught the eye of a local coach who recognized that Simone had a remarkable gift for the sport. But pursuing her dream of becoming an elite gymnast also meant giving up high school football games, prom or starting college at UCLA. With her parents Ron (Tennon) and Nellie Biles (Campbell-Martin) and younger sister Adria (Raven Bowens) supporting her every step of the way, Simone’s journey from foster care to the Olympic podium – with all of its triumphs and heartbreaks – can serve as an inspiration for every little girl with a dream.”
The film also stars Kathleen Rose Perkins as Aimee Boorman, Kelsey Scott as Shanon, Marilyn Norry as Martha Karolyi and Nakai Takawira as Young Simone.
Biles executive produces the project, which is set to debut on February 3.
The film is written by Kelly Fullerton and also executive produced by Howard Braunstein, Janey Miller and Kyell Thomas for Octagon.