'Whitney Houston' Director Angela Bassett Has Found Her Bobby Brown
According to Shadow and Act, Arlen Escarpeta has joined the cast of the telepic, as Brown, in a film that will will chronicle the headline-making partnership between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown - from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.
Who is Arlen Escarpeta, some of you might be wondering? Per his IMDB page, you might recognize the 33-year-old Belizean actor for his work in feature films like "Final Destination 5" (2011), "Friday the 13th" (2009) and, most recently, "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013). His screen resume goes back to the year 2000, and is full of mostly TV work, with his longest stint being on (as a regular) all 3 seasons of the NBC drama series "American Dreams," which ran from 2002 to 2005. Up next, he can be seen on the big screen in the Warner Bros disaster movie "Into the Storm," which will be in theaters in August.
Bassett will direct "Whitney Houston" from a script penned by Shem Bitterman ("Betty & Coretta" - the Lifetime Original Movie that Bassett starred in last year). Larry Sanitsky (who produced "Betty & Coretta") will do the same for "Whitney Houston." The film is scheduled to debut in 2015.
Hey Everybody, you good? I found my Bobby... TIME TO WORK! — Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) June 18, 2014
Sidebar: Looking forward to seeing how this comes together.