Spirit Of Life Films Names Martha Coolidge To Direct Florence Ballard Biopic "Blondie"

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  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) December 14, 2010 - Spirit of Life Films, LLC has secured the critically acclaimed Martha Coolidge (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) to direct "BLONDIE: The Florence Ballard Story" which will star Grammy Award winning R&B songstress Faith Evans as the lead. The biopic about perhaps the most infamous member of the widely beloved Motown recording artists; The Supremes, is slated for a fall, 2011 release.

    Lauded for her ability to eloquently translate the essence of mood, emotion and writer's messages onto the big screen, Martha Coolidge is best known for directing the multiple Emmy Award winning Introducing Dorothy Dandridge that starred Academy Award recipient Halle Berry. Her works also include; If These Walls Could Talk II, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Shark, Psych, Weeds and Sex And The City series. Spirit of Life Films Vice President and the film's Executive Producer Karen Spencer is passionate about telling the real story of Florence Ballard with the direction of such a respected Hollywood veteran.

    "Martha is a seasoned film industry pro and brings to the project extensive experience and a unique gift of bringing out the best in actors portraying real life stories...her work with the Dorothy Dandridge biopic speaks for itself."

    With Coolidge at the helm, Faith Evans will lead a cast of A-list actors to tell the compelling and highly anticipated story of the founder of the Supremes. The screenplay, written by Karen Spencer and Roy Fegan, is based on former Detroit Free Press writer Peter Benjaminson's book; "The Lost Supreme". Benjaminson was the last person to extensively interview Florence Ballard, his work, and now the Spirit of Life film will give millions of fans candid insight into her life told directly from Ballard herself. Pre-Production for "Blondie" begins early 2011.

    To learn more about Martha Coolidge visit http://www.marthacoolidge.com/. Peter Benjaminson's "The Lost Supreme" is available at www.thelostsupreme.com.

    Media inquiries please contact "Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story" Publicist, Trea Davenport of Trea Day Management & Publicity at 678.327.8281/
    treadaypr ( @ ) gmail dot com.

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