Words: Raeven T. Bostic
Last week, we showed you the first look of Yaya DaCosta Alafia as Whitney Houston, in Angela Bassett’s upcoming directorial debut.
Today, we’re showing you a first look at the infamous couple, DaCosta as Houston, joined by Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown.
The Lifetime movie will chronicle the headline-making marriage between the iconic singer and actress and her singer/songwriter hubby Bobby Brown – from the time the first met at the height of their celebrity, to their courtship and rocky marriage.
Bassett is directing the film, which is currently titled ‘Whitney Houston,’ from a script penned by Shem Bitterman [Betty & Coretta].
Shooting for the film is currently taking place in Los Angeles. The film is set to debut in 2015.
*** Can we just talk about Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby B. for a quick second. Now this is no shade to the Arlen as we’re sure he’s an excellent actor. BUT… how can you cast somebody as Bobby Brown who doesn’t have Bobby’s CLASSIC tooth gap???
Bobby’s gap is his physical signature, so to not see it in the actor playing him is kind of sketchy to us! But hey!! The world of Hollywood can do some wonderful and magical things and there might actually be a gap when we all gather round’ our TV screens!
How do you feel about the promo picture?