Loretta Davis of the Academy Award-winning film, "Crash," will portray Barrino's grandmother, while Tony Award winner Viola Davis has been cast as her mother, Diana Barrino.
The star of TV's "A Different World," Kadeem Hardison, will portray the singer's father, and newcomer Jamia Simone Nash will play Fantasia as a young girl.
The film is scheduled to bow in August on Lifetime.
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