Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Deadline is reporting that Arlen Escarpeta has been cast as R&B bad boy, Bobby Brown in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story.

The We Are Marshall  actor will star opposite Yaya DaCosta as Whitney and Yolonda Ross as Houston’s bestie and former personal assistant, Robyn Crawford.

Arlen Escarpeta-6.jpg678As previously reported, the film will chronicle Whitney and Bobby’s tumultuous marriage that took place at the height of Houston’s career as a singer, actress and model. The film has already been shunned by Houston’s family, particularly the couple’s only daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

Whitney’s Waiting to Exhale co-star, Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut on the project.

Look for I Will Always Love You  to debut in 2015.

What are your thoughts about the casting choices?

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