According to Frank Holder over at Humor Mill Magazine, they’ve got the scoop on who BET has cast in the new miniseries of a film based on Boston’s New Edition!
“We hear that Bryshere Gray (best known as Hakeem of FOX’s hit series ‘Empire‘ is leading an all-star cast! Gray is set to play Michael Bivins, while Evan Ross (will portray Ronnie Devoe), Luke James (playing Johnny Gill), Elijah Kelley (playing Ricky Bell), Algee Smith (playing Ralph Tresvant), and Bobby McClain (playing Bobby Brown) all round out the cast. We also hear that Chris Robinson is directing the film for BET,” wrote Holder about the project.
Here’s what we posted about the project when it was first announced in August of last year:
BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment announced Monday that they are producing a still-untitled three-night miniseries chronicling none other than New Edition.
New Edition members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant will serve as co-producers on the project. Bobby Brown’s name was nowhere to be found in the statement announcing the project.
“Everyone’s been waiting for the New Edition saga to be told in all its triumphs and heartbreaks, and we can’t wait to bring it to the screen,” said BET president of programming Stephen Hill in a statement.
The miniseries is scheduled to go into production in early 2016.
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