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LIFETIME presents 'The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel' (VIDEO)

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LIFETIME has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated biopic about gospel music icons---The Clark Sisters. The film is produced by Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige and debuts on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. 

The film stars Aunjanue Ellis stars as the sisters' mother, Mattie Moss Clark and features Christina Bell as Twinkie, Kierra Sheard as Karen, Sheléa Frazier as Dorinda, Raven Goodwin as Denise and Angela Birchett as Jacky. 

The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel recounts the story of the highest-selling female gospel group in history and their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark. Credited with bringing gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the gospel music industry. 

Watch the trailer below: 

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