Yaya DaCosta gets her version of Bobby Brown for the Whitney Houston biopic.
Shortly after the America’s Next Top Model alum was announced to play the late singer, they found an actor to play opposite her as Bobby Brown. According to BlackFilm, actor Arlen Escarpeta will play the late singer’s estranged husband.
Who’s Arlen Escarpeta? A 33-year-old Belize-born actor that credits Friday the 13th, Brotherhood, and Final Destination 5 on his acting bill.
The Lifetime movie will highlight the ups and downs of their 15-year marriage. From their initial beginning to all their headline-making moments (and unfortunately there were many).
Despite their being strife between the family that feels the late diva deserves a big screen picture, production hasn’t stopped the casting and set rehearsals from starting.
This film will be Angela Bassett’s directorial debut. Bassett reunites with producer Larry Sanitisky and writer Shem Bitterman—they did Betty and Coretta together—for this movie.