The triumphant story of Sabrina Greenlee, the mother of NFL superstar DeAndre Hopkins, is heading to the big screen, thanks to the collaborative efforts of BRON Studios and Creative Wealth Media.
“Sabrina” will follow the journey of a single mother as she finds herself “in a battle to change the course of her life” to create a better future for herself and her four children, one of which would go on to become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.
According to the Chron, the film will tell the story of the tragic event that led to Greenlee’s vision impairment, as it explores themes of perseverance and determination.
Back in 2002, Greenlee was confronted by a woman who was also dating her boyfriend, unbeknownst to her. During the confrontation, the woman doused Greenlee with a boiling mixture of lye and bleach, which cost Greenlee her eyesight in her right eye, 40 percent in her left eye and resulted in burns on over 17 percent of her body. While her attacker was charged and sentenced to 20-years in prison, Greenlee went on to raise her children and become an advocate for domestic violence survivors through her foundation: S.M.O.O.T.H. Inc (Speaking Mentally, Outwardly Opening Opportunities Toward Healing).
“It’s been a long time coming, but God,” Greenlee said on Instagram.
“I am honored to begin work on a film with Bron Studios that celebrates the life of my incredible, courageous and inspiring mother. My mom has always put everyone before herself and sacrificed things unimaginable,” Hopkins said of his mother. “Now it’s time for people to see her true value and learn that giving up is not an option.”
The film will be directed by Sam Bailey and produced by Good Fear, Kituufu Films, and BRON Studios.
“BRON prides itself on telling real, human stories that highlight the strength of spirit,” Aaron L. Gilbert of BRON Studios said. “When I heard the story of this extraordinary woman and her incredible family, we had to get involved.”