Lifetime Releases First Photo of ‘Whitney’ and ‘Bobby’ for Biopic


Belizean actor Arlen Escarpata is tackling the role of Bobby Brown in Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic. 

Last week, the world got a glimpse of Yaya DaCosta as she put on her best Tyra Banks “smize” for her Whitney Houston biopic publicity photo. The Lifetime biopic chronicling Houston’s life is being shot in Los Angeles, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut. Lifetime stated that Whitneywill mainly focus on Houston’s life in the early- to mid-1990s, when she skyrocketed to fame.

Today, Lifetime released a new photo of “Whitney” and “Bobby”, with DaCosta posing with Arlen Escarpata in what looks like a Gumby lace front. The Belizean-born Escarpata, 33, will portray Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown. Escarpata has appeared in The ShieldJudging Amy,BoomtownER and Cold Case.

Houston and Brown met in 1989 and were married in 1992. The following year, their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was born. Bobbi Kristina has been vocal about the Houston biopic, going as far as calling Bassett a “basket case” and insinuating that she was born a man.

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Source: The Root | 

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