Weeks after Johnny Gill confirmed that a New Edition biopic as well as a reunion tour was forthcoming, the film has officially been cast.

'Empire' Series Season 2 New York Premiere

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According to Shadow & Act: Bryshere Y. Gray will play Michael BivinsElijah Kelley is Ricky Bell; singer-songwriter Luke James is Johnny Gill; Algee Smith is Ralph Tresvant; Keith Powers is Ronnie Devoe, and Woody McClain plays Bobby Brown.

With careers spanning over three decades, the untitled miniseries will air on BET over the course of three nights. Abdul Williams (“Lottery Ticket”) is penning the script and Chris Robinson (“ATL,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”) will be directing.

Production is set to begin in May and the project is slated to air in 2017.

Beauties, do you think the film was cast well? Let us know if there are any other up and coming actors and artists that you think should be apart of the cast.


Bryshere Y. Gray From ‘Empire’ & Luke James Will Star In The New Edition Mini Series On BET  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com