Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Production is currently underway for The Bobby Brown Story and BET has released some first look images of the film’s stars Woody McClain and Gabrielle Dennis as Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston. The project is a continuation of the 2017 hit mini-series The New Edition Story and is directed by Kiel Adrian Scott. It is also written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins.
As previously reported, The Bobby Brown Story is a two night, two-hour event that will chronicle Brown’s beginnings as a founding member of New Edition and his meteoric rise to superstardom as a solo artist in the late 80s and early 90s. It will also delve into his tumultuous marriage to Houston that spanned nearly two decades.
Rounding out the cast is Mekhi Phifer as Bobby’s brother Tommy Brown; Lil Rel Howery as Brian Irvin, Bobby’s Manager; T.K. Carter as Herbert “Pops” Brown, Bobby’s father; and Laz Alonso will portray Louil Silas Jr, an MCA producer-executive who helped Bobby become a solo artist. Alyssa Goss will play Bobby’s current wife Alicia Etheridge and Lance Gross will play Steven Sealy, a childhood friend of Bobby’s who is killed in a gunfight after hanging with him at a hometown bar. Actress Sandi McCree, will also reprise her role as Bobby’s mother Carole Brown.
Look for The Bobby Brown Story to premiere in September.
Photo Credits: Annette Brown for BET