( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story Follows The Life Of Gospel Music Artist
ENSPIRE Contributor: Megan Grosfeld
Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story premieres Sunday, August 21st at 9/8c on TV One. Chaz Lamar Shepherd (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “The Game”) will star as Marvin Sapp with Ambre Anderson (“Power Book II” “Manifest Evil”) joining him as Sapp’s wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp. The biopic chronicles the prominent gospel music artist and preacher’s Michigan upbringing, battle against teenage alcohol abuse, love for MaLinda Prince, rise in the music industry, and growth in his faith.
Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story is directed by Russ Parr and produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas, James Seppelfrick, and Keith Neal serving as Executive Producers. Additionally, Marvin Sapp and Phil Thornton are Executive Producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is the Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Susan Henry is the Senior Director of Original Programming and Production.
The singer and songwriter took to Instagram to celebrate the start of filming, sharing some videos from the set. He said a movie was not in his personal vision for his life, however, it was in God’s plan.
“Daily I pause and tell God, ‘thank you’ for trusting me with His gifts, and I express my appreciation for the amazing opportunities that He drops in my lap,” he wrote in the caption.
Sapp went on to add: “This is so humbling. I didn’t seek it. It sought and found me, and for this, I’m grateful to Him.”
Watch the trailer for the film.