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OWN Announces First Original Scripted Film with Darlene Love Biopic

TV movie will chronicle iconic ’60s singer’s life

OWN is trying its hand at the original scripted film game with a biopic about singer Darlene Love.

The network has acquired the rights to adapt Love’s memoir, “My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story” as the network’s first original TV movie.

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Oprah Winfrey will executive produce along with filmmaker Morgan Neville, with Love also serving as an executive producer.

Love, who was featured in Neville’s Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom,” was one of pop music’s most iconic voices of the ’60s, performing on hits such as “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s Sure the Boy I Love.” According to OWN, the film promises to deliver a “dishy and dramatic story of a woman who had it all, lost it all, but never, ever refused to give up.”

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In addition to the upcoming biopic, OWN has licensed the first broadcast window on cable television to air “Twenty Feet From Stardom” beginning in 2015.

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