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Ashton Sanders to play Bobby Brown in Whitney Houston biopic

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston were married from 1992 to 2007
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston were married from 1992 to 2007

22 Sep - "Moonlight" actor Ashton Sanders has been cast in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" - playing the important role of the singer's husband Bobby Brown.


The actor, whose work include "The Equalizer 2", "Captive State", and "Judas and the Black Messiah" will be joining British actress Naomi Ackie, who will portray the legendary late singer.


Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston had a long and tumultuous relationship

As per previous report, the upcoming movie will revolve around Whitney Houston's career and music, and is scheduled for release on 23 December 2022.

On the other hand, Sanders will also be reprising his role as RZA in season 2 of "Wu Tang: An American Saga".


Ashton Sanders will play the role of rapper Bobby Brown


Naomi Ackie has Whitney Houston's high-heeled stilettos to fill

Cinema Online, 22 September 2021



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