Top Stories

Tiffany Haddish Will Play Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner in Biopic!

Tiffany Haddish Will Play Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner in Biopic!

Tiffany Haddish is taking on an Olympic-sized role!

The 41-year-old actress will be starring in an upcoming biopic based on the life of Olympic track and field superstar Florence Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, THR reported Thursday (June 3).

Click inside to read more…

She will both star and produce the biopic, and there is more planned, including a documentary series and a podcast.

Tiffany has already begun training for the role under the late star athlete’s widower and former coach, Al Joyner, who is also serving as a producer and creative consultant on the project.

“I am looking forward to telling Flo-Jo’s story the way it should be told. My goal with this film is making sure that younger generations know my ‘she-ro’ Flo-Jo, the fastest woman in the world to this day, existed,” she said in a statement.

“Working with Tiffany has been a great pleasure – she is incredibly dedicated, focused, and committed to portraying the spirit of Florence accurately, whose legacy of making a difference in the world will live on for generations to come. I hope that this film touches all who see it and inspires people to be the change the world so desperately needs right now!” Al Joyner said.

The additional projects “will chronicle the remarkable life and untimely death of the global track and field superstar, not only showcasing Flo-Jo’s dominant and historic Olympic performances, but also her enduring impact on the entire world of sports and in the communities that needed her help and inspiration the most.”

Florence passed away in 1998 at her home at the age of 38 due to suffocation during a severe epileptic seizure.

At the same time, Tiffany Haddish is also providing an update on something going on in her personal life.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: Florence Griffith Joyner, Tiffany Haddish

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private: JJ Links Around The Web
Getty Images
  • Love, Victor's Michael Cimino says he's getting death threats for playing a gay character - TMZ
  • These Disney Channel stars have reunited! - Just Jared Jr
  • Kirsten Storms shows off her stitches after brain surgery - TooFab
  • Big news for Luke Evans fans - Just Jared Jr