An ‘Empire’ Cast Member Is Starring In the New Edition Biopic!
The New Edition biopic is coming to BET as a three-night miniseries and the cast features some familiar and new faces!
Group members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown will be consultants and co-producers for the film along with their longtime manager, Brooke Payne.
Bryshere Y. Gray of “Empire” fame, will play Bivins; Elijah Kelly (The Wiz! Live, Hairspray) is Bell; singer-songwriter Luke James is Gill; Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) is DeVoe; Algee Smith is Tresvant and newcomer Woody McClain is Brown.
The younger version of the group will be played by Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams.
The film will begin shooting next month and will premiere in 2017.