Lifetime has released the trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming biopic on Olympic gold medalist, gymnast Simone Biles. The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar stars Julius Tennon, Tisha Campbell-Martin and introduced a new actress, Jeante Godlock. The film is executively produced by Simone Biles and based on her book, Courage to soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in balance. The story follows Simone Biles through her journey to winning 19 Olympic and World Championship medals.
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 cast also includes Kathleen Rose Perkins as Aimee Boorman, Kelsey Scott as Shanon, Marilyn Norry as Martha Karolyi and Sakai Takawira as Young Simone.
Check out the trailer below and be on the lookout for the debut o February 3.