Biopic on NFL Star DeAndre Hopkins’ Mother in the Works

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'Brown Girls' co-creator Sam Bailey will direct the feature film about Sabrina Greenlee, with Kristen Buckley penning the script and Bron Studios co-producing.

Sam Bailey, co-creator of HBO's Brown Girls comedy, is set to direct Sabrina, the story of NFL star DeAndre Hopkins’ mother, Sabrina Greenlee.

Kristen Buckley is penning the screenplay for the feature, which Bron Studios, Good Fear and Kitufu Films will develop and produce. The film is based on the true story of Sabrina Greenlee, who as a young, single mother was attacked and left for dead, only to find herself in a battle to change the course of the life she had created for herself and her four children.

"My mom has always put everyone before herself and sacrificed things unimaginable. Now it’s time for people to see her true value and learn that giving up is not an option,” said Hopkins in a statement. Bron is also financing the film in association with Creative Wealth Media, led by Jason Cloth, who is executive producing with Kristen Buckley.

Bron Creative, the joint venture between Bron Studios and Creative Wealth Media, last year struck a multi-picture, $100 million co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. The producer credits for Sabrina are shared by Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, Humble Lukanga and Aaron L. Gilbert.

Bailey also created the Gotham-nominated web series You’re So Talented and recently directed the Powderkeg digital series East of La Brea, in addition to episodes of Grown-ish, Loosely Exactly Nicole, First Wives Club and Dear White People.

Buckley, best known for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, is writing an episode on the George Clooney/Matt Charman Watergate limited series for FX. Her other projects include Fink, a limited series about Attica attorney Liz Fink, with Bailey also attached to direct and Good Fear producing.

Bailey is repped by MXN Entertainment and CAA. Buckley is repped by Fourth Wall Management and CAA.

Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales for Sabrina.