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Ciera Payton to Play Wendy Williams in Lifetime Biopic!

Ciera Payton to Play Wendy Williams in Lifetime Biopic!

Ciera Payton is playing Wendy Williams!

The 34-year-old Flight of Fury actress is set to star alongside Morocco Omari in the upcoming Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic Lifetime TV biopic, Deadline reported Friday (September 4).

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Ciera, who has previously starred in The Walking Dead, General Hospital and Graceland, will star in the title role as Williams, and Morocco will play Wendy’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter. Additionally, The Chi’s Darren Grant will direct the movie, slated to debut in 2021, alongside a feature-length documentary.

Production begins on the movie, executive produced by Wendy, this month, and promises to “reveal the highs and lows Williams has experienced throughout the years, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show.”

In the accompanying documentary, Wendy “sheds her private persona and speaks directly to the camera from her Manhattan apartment, discussing the joy and the humiliation she has experienced since childhood.”

She recently threw some shade at her ex’s “baby situation.”

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