The story of The Clark Sisters is coming to the small screen. The gospel group revealed via Instagram that Lifetime will be airing their biopic, You Brought The Sunshine: The Story of The Clark Sisters, in early 2019.
No word on who is starring in the film, but the staff behind the scenes will be star-studded. Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott have been called on to serve as producers. While Queen Latifah is no stranger to producing films and shows, this is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s first time hopping into the producer’s chair. Missy Elliott has directed a few of her music videos but this is her first time being tapped to produce a film as well.
“It is with great anticipation that we share with you the story of the Clark Sisters ‘You Brought The Sunshine’ coming early 2019 we are so excited,” the Grammy-winning group wrote on IG.
The Detroit natives, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Denise Clark Bradford, Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark-Terrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Karen Clark Sheard, have been in the gospel game for three decades and have released 12 albums. The Clark Sisters are the highest- selling gospel group in history.
It is with great anticipation that we share with you the story of the Clark Sisters “You Brought The Sunshine” coming early 2019 we are so excited. ? @twinkieclark @karenclarksheard @jackyclarkchisholm @dorindaclarkcole @lifetimetv @releveent @drhollycarter @missymisdemeanorelliott @queenlatifah @therealmaryjblige #staytune #theclarksisters #lifetimemovies #movie #music
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Back in April, many of their fans came to their defense after Wendy Williams shaded them on her show, The Wendy Williams Show. While talking about Snoop Dogg’s gospel album landing in the no. 1 spot, Williams questioned if she suggests had achieved the same.
“If I were the Clark Sisters, would I be mad that Snoop got to number one?” she asked her co-hosts during Hot Topics. “The Clark Sisters, they’ve been doing gospel forever, have they gotten a number one? Oh well, step up your game.”
Sheard quickly came to the group’s defense.
“These women have done more than number 1 on the charts,” Sheard wrote on Instagram. “Their lives have matched what they sing about. Somehow they’ve managed to sing about #Jesus in one of the smallest, but most effective genres of music, have influenced masses and influenced those who influence the masses…Not to mention those they’ve mentored and managed to genuinely pray and show concern for you, when YOU passed out; while the world waited for your demise. Be careful who you come for. Not everyone is worth it!! This is a different caliber of people. We pray you have peace of mind and successful rest.”
With their story coming to Lifetime, they may be back in the no. 1 spot on the gospel charts once again.