FILMS BASED ON BOOKS: I, Tina: What’s Love Got to Do with It? by Tina Turner

Ike and Tina Turner were one of the rock sensations of the Sixties. Then Tina made a solo comeback and is now one of the top female performers on the pop scene.

This book tells the story that lies behind her success, from her first taste of stardom and the brutality which forced her to leave Ike and the “act”, through the years of obscurity to her return to prominence with her bestselling, award-winning album, “Private Dancer”.

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The screenplay was adapted by Kate Lanier. Both Ike and Tina Turner assigned rights to Lanier for their lives to be dramatized in the film.

In the United States, the film grossed almost $40 million and around $20 million in rentals. In the UK it grossed nearly £10 million.

 

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