George Floyd biopic titled "Daddy Changed the World" is officially in the works

George Floyd biopic "Daddy Changed the World" with his daughter's involvement aims to explore his life and legacy.

Pop Culture & Art May 26, 2024

A big-screen biopic depicting the life of George Floyd is in development, with the backing of Floyd's family.

The film, titled "Daddy Changed the World," will explore the life of Floyd, who became a national symbol of racial injustice following his death in police custody in 2020.

Floyd's daughter Gianna and his mother Roxie Washington will serve as executive producers on the project, according to a Deadline report.

"We are excited the world will see the real, jovial and loving George we know," Washington said in a statement to Deadline. "This film will humanize him, embody the essence of his life, and hopefully reignite efforts to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It’s time for justice and equality for all."

The film will be produced by Radar Pictures, 8 Queens Film & Media Production and Night Fox Entertainment, with a script penned by Gregory R Anderson. The project is currently seeking a director.

"Daddy Changed the World" will not shy away from the events surrounding Floyd's death, but will also explore his life as a whole, according to Deadline. The project is described as "a gritty drama of a man and his community thrust into the fiery light of history," rather than a straightforward biopic.

"We need to make changes swiftly," Washington added in her statement. "No other child should lose their father like Gianna did. We thank everyone who stood with us and protested. George’s legacy will live on through this film."

Kaeita Rankin, from 8 Queens, echoed the sentiment of change, stating "Daddy Changed the World aims to inspire change and create a better future for generations to come. George Floyd’s legacy will not be forgotten, and I am honored to be a part of this important project."



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