Here’s Bobby! Arlen Escarpeta Cast As Bobby Brown In Whitney Houston Biopic

June 20, 2014  |  


The casting for the Whitney biopic is picking up. According to AceShowBiz, actor Arlen Escarpeta, known for his roles in Friday the 13th and Final Destination 5, was cast as Bobby Brown. And Yolonda Ross, known for her roles in “Phil Spector” and “Treme” is set to portray Robyn, Whitney’s lifelong friend.

Escarpeta, 33, is from Belize and has also starred in “The Shield,” “Judging Amy,” and “Boston Public.”

The news, also reported by Shadow and Act, has to be confirmed by Escarpeta or Bassett.

As we mentioned the biopic will chronicle the relationship between Bobby and Whitney from the time they met, throughout their marriage during the height of their individual celebrity, all the challenges the couple faced and the rewards and consequences of fame and fortune.

Set to premiere next year the biopic will be directed by Angela Bassett and the script will be written by Shem Bitterman and Larry Sanitsky will serve as executive producer.

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