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Moonlight's Ashton Sanders to Play Bobby Brown in Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic

Moonlight's Ashton Sanders to Play Bobby Brown in Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic

Ashton Sanders will be playing a young Bobby Brown in the upcoming biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

The feature film will tell the story of Whitney Houston‘s life and career with Star Wars actress Naomi Ackie set to play the late singer.

Harriet director Kasi Lemmons is directing the movie with Oscar-nominated writer Anthony McCarten, who wrote the screenplay for Bohemian Rhapsody, set to write the script.

Ashton is best known for starring in the Oscar-winning movie Moonlight and he also appeared in the Oscar-nominated film Judas and the Black Messiah. He plays the role of RZA in the Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

Make sure to check out everything we know so far about Naomi‘s casting in the movie, including statements from the director and music icon Clive Davis.

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