Tiffany Haddish to play Olympic icon Florence Griffith Joyner in biopic

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Los Angeles, Jun 5 (PTI) Actor-comedian Tiffany Haddish is set to portray former US track and field athlete Florence Griffith Joyner in an upcoming biopic.

Known as Flo-Jo, Joyner helped popularise track and field in the US with her record-breaking Olympic run and flashy personality and style.

Many of the records that Joyner set in the 1988 Olympics, include those in the 100 m and 200 m.

She died in 1998 at the age of 38 of an epileptic seizure.

According to Variety, Haddish will also produce the yet-to-be titled movie alongside Game1 Co-CEO’s Basil Iwanyk and Greg Economou.

Joyner's widower and former coach, Al Joyner, will serve as a producer and creative consultant on the project. PTI RB SHD SHD

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