Look! The First Picture Of Lifetime’s Whitney And Bobby Together

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July 14, 2014 ‐ By
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Source: Lifetime Network

The first image of Whitney and Bobby together for the Lifetime biopic has been released. As we reported earlier, Belizean actor Arlen Escarpeta earned the role of Brown, starring alongside Yaya DaCosta who will play Whitney Houston.

Personally, I think the casting is pretty spot on. It would be impossible to find someone who looks exactly like Brown but this is pretty close. The hair is everything.

One of my coworkers argued that he looks too clean cut but back in the ’90’s Bobby Brown was a bit more clean cut than he is now. Some you all recall the days when he was the ultimate bad boy sex symbol.

But let us know what you think about this casting. Does it work for you?

And in other Whitney biopic news, Angela Bassett posted an open casting call on her Twitter account, inviting anyone in LA who would like to come and be an extra in the biopic to show up for food and fun.

We imagine they’ll probably be in a concert scene.

The biopic, which Bassett mentioned will be shot in 21 days, will be released early next year.

Are you still feeling good about it?

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  • Silence is deafening.

    I’m sorry but this looks wack AF. I’ve never really cared for Yaya, even when she was on top model. And I can’t stop looking at that hair hat on “Bobby” he’s kinda cute though.

  • uniquefashionista

    I think they did a good job casting. I have never heard of Arlen Escarpeta. Although looks are important, the million dollar question will be if their acting ability will do Whitney and Bobby justice. My fingers are crossed because I want this project to succeed. I’m excited to see the movie.

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    Not feelin Bobby but, its not my movie…. Lifetime sure can cast them tho…

  • Dee

    What is this curly wig on “Bobby’s” head?

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  • hollyw

    This looks like the sh*t. Not gonna lie.

  • Trisha_B

    Wouldn’t be Bobby w/out the gap! Where’s the gap?!?!

    • Jasmine

      oooooooooo THAT’S what’s wrong. I knew something was off! Draw in a GAP or something, ppl. Can’t be Bobby B w/o the gap!!

  • mmmdot

    I will never be cool with this project as long as her family has a problem with it. And that asymmetrical wiglet on “Bobby” looks stupid as hell.

    • hollyw

      You realize that most relatives disapprove of the majority of biopics, right? For one reason on another… but I thought hrr mother was fine with it.

      • mmmdot

        Maybe that’s true, but I still don’t support it when they have such a big problem with it–especially her daughter, who for all intents and purposes has NO parents since her mother died only TWO years ago. Second, Whitney’s life story deserves better then: A) a tv movie. It should on the silver screen. B) Lifetime coming ANYWHERE near it.

        • AfroCaribbeanGyal

          Her daughter is just mad because Angela is a real actress and kept it real. That’s the exact reason why she was not approached for a role, because she’s immature and doesn’t have that “UMPH”. Even if that’s her mom, she could never give life to the woman that birth her- she’ll just read the lines and look like Bobby’s Twin lol. And whose to say that they dont make a silver screen movie about her beginnings? I’m all for it. Angela’s directing it to… yess! Can’t wait to see her do this. #teamTalent

          • mmmdot

            I also think it’s stupid that Bobbi Kristina wants to star in a movie about her mother–it wouldn’t work for a PLETHORA of reasons. But I still don’t think the film should go forward when she JUST lost her mother and her entire family has such a big problem with this film. Second, Whitney deserves better then a TV movie. Period. And I HATE that Lifetime is involved with this. Whenever Lifetime is involved with a film, just like irregular pantyhose, something if always OFF about it.

    • hollyw

      Smdh not the “wiglet”, though lol!!

      • mmmdot

        LMAO!! What else can you call that thing on his head?

  • cantcommittoahairstyle

    *tootsie rolls & sings* “We Got Something In Common, Boy You Mean So Much To Me It Should Be Plain To Seeee….” He and Chadwick Boseman are doing the Browns some justice in the looks department that’s for sure.
    This shall be interesting….

  • BabyBlue

    That Bobby character makes me giggle

    • Glim

      Giirrrrll! He has gay written aaallll over him.

      • BabyBlue

        “How you doin pretend Bobby?”

  • SuperTrooper1420

    I kinda wish this movie was more about how her career got started. We know enough about the Bobby stuff … I’d like to know more about her singing at Sweetwater’s, the stories about how Luther wanted to produce her but Cissy made her wait … things like that. I just feel like this is the easy way to cash in on her death.

    • Kambriel

      But Angela said she will not be touching on that because its been all over media and its not what she wants to showcase. I respect her for that.

      • SuperTrooper1420

        What I read was that her death is not going to be covered … The period the movie focuses on is her time with him. Her early career is not covered at all either.

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