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Lifetime's Whitney Houston Biopic Casts Its Bobby Brown

June 20, 2014 (9:09 am) GMT
Arlen Escarpeta will play the late diva's ex-husband, while Yolonda Ross will portray her lifelong friend and confidant Robyn.

Lifetime's "" is slowly filling in the vacant spots. After casting in the lead role, the TV movie has tapped two other actors. According to Deadline, Arlen Escarpeta ("", "") is cast as and Yolonda Ross ("", "") is set to portray Robyn, Whitney's lifelong friend and confidant.

The biopic "chronicles the headline-making relationship 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. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both."

Oscar-nominated actress will serve behind the lens and is not expected to star in it. Set to premiere in 2015, the TV movie has a script written by Shem Bitterman with Larry Sanitsky on board as executive producer.

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