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OWN to Film Darlene Love Movie

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it has acquired the rights to adapt singer Darlene Love’s memoir “My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story” into the network’s first original TV movie.

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced Monday that it has obtained the rights to adapt singer/actress Darlene Love’s memoir My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story into the network’s first original TV movie. The movie will be jointly executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Neville, with Love also slated to be an executive.

As one of music’s iconic voices of the 1960s, Darlene Love sang on such memorable hits as “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s Sure The Boy I Love” by The Crystals and other greatest hits such as “Today I Met The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Love began her acting career, playing as Danny Glover’s wife Trish Murtaugh in the four Lethal Weapon movies. She has also performed on stage, having played in both Broadway adaptions of Grease and Hairspray as well as other minor roles.

The singer was recently featured in the Academy Award-nominated documentary film Twenty Feet From Stardom, a documentary directed by Neville that features the untold true story of backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

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