In My Lifetime: Music Biopics

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  • Sam Cooke
  • Ice Cube, Dr. Dre. F. Gary Gray, N.W.A.
  • Tupac Shakur, John Singleton
  • Aaliyah
  • Kelly Rowland, Donna Summer
  • James Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Jackie Robinson
  • Prince, The Time, Morris Day
  • TLC, T-Boz, Left Eye, Chilli, Lil Mama, Drew Sidora, KeKe Palmer
  • Jimi Hendrix, Wood Harris, Andre 3000
  • MC Hammer, Romany Malco
  • The Jacksons, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, Jermaine jackson
  • Halle Berry,  Dorothy Dandridge
  • Beyonce, Etta James, Muddy Waters
  • Miles Davis
  • Halle Berry, Frankie Lymon, Larenz Tate
  • Eminem, 8 Mile
  • Jamie Foxx, Ray Charles
  • Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, Puffy
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • The Temptations, Suzanne de Passe, Otis Williams
  • ODB, Ol' Dity Bastard
  • Diana Ross, Billie Holiday
  • What's Love Got to Do With It
  • El Cantante, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony
  • 50 Cent, Joy Bryant
  • Raekwon
  • Bob Marley
  • Marvin Gaye, Jesse L. Martin

A Change Is Gonna Come

A film on the life of late soul singer Sam Cooke has been green-lit with producer Romeo Antonio. Cooke ran the '50s and '60s with chart-toppers like “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “Cupid,” “You Send Me” and “Chain Gang” and was one of the first artists to own his own label after growing tired of being swindled by record companies.

With Cooke’s family and friends on board as consultants for the authorized work, the movie will also take a look at his controversial murder at the age of 33.

While the R&B legend's story gets ready to hit the big screen, take a look at more music star-based biopics.

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