The hackers are at it again and this time it’s something other than exposed skin and secret sex tapes that they’ve dug up (Thank God!). A group that calls themselves “Guardians of Peace” is responsible for this latest expose including Mathew Knowles. It appears that Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s estranged father, is just itching to make a biopic on the former group, Destiny’s Child.
It appears that this little tidbit was supposed to remain hush –hush for a while longer because even though the email in question dates back to December 4, 2013, Sony hadn’t given any indications they were entertaining the idea. The email was from Screen Gems president, Clint Culpepper and an excerpt from it reads:
Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first. He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.
Interestingly, Lifetime already has a Destiny’s Child movie slated to be released in 2015, but that movie is said to be focused on the crumbling marriage of the Knowles’ during the glory days of the girl group, and its effect on Beyoncé.
I know in business you must hold your cards close to your chest. Perhaps Sony didn’t want to play their trump card just yet; or, could it be that biopics on dead celebrities are preferable (Seems to be what’s in now)?
Now on to that Knowles character: he made a tidy sum when he managed Destiny’s Child, and both Beyoncé and Solange, but he must be out of pocket with all those paternity suits. Aside from the obvious intention of lining his pocket, could it be that Mathew caught wind of Lifetime’s angle in their movie and he sees this as a chance to control the narrative and produce a counteraction to tell the story from his side?
Man it just amazes me how people who do nothing remain in the spotlight. Take this guy for instance; sure he managed the group and Bey when she initially started her solo career but what has he done since then apart from fathering some children- with several different women- when he stepped out on his wife?
Yet here he pops up again. When’s the last time he had a client? It must be good to have a mega superstar daughter; way to make money by way of association Mr. Knowles (Tsk tsk; get a real job though).
Sony hasn’t said whether they would do the honors but sources say that executives were unanimously excited about the prospect. Well, looks like we’ll have to keep an eye on this one.