BET Releases Mothers Who Will Be Starring In New Biopic Series "The New Edition Story"
|BET Releases Mothers Who Will Be Starring In |
New Biopic Series "The New Edition Story"
|Monica Calhoun, La La Anthony, And Yvette Nicole Brown|
The BET film, tentatively titled The New Edition Story, will chronicle New Edition's early years as friends and rise to becoming of R&B's most beloved groups.
BET is rounding out the cast for its three-part miniseries New Edition: The Movie.La La Anthony (Power), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Office; The New Odd Couple), Monica Calhoun (The Best Man), Lisa Nicole Carson (Ally McBeal) and Sandi McCree (The Wire) have signed on to play the mothers of the iconic 1980s R&B/ pop group.
Anthony will play Flo DeVoe, mother of the young Ronnie DeVoe, Brown will play Michael Bivins’ mother Shirley Bivins, Calhoun is Ralph Tresvant’s mother Patricia Tresvant, Carson will play Ricky Bell’s mother Mae Bell and McCree is Bobby Brown’s
mother Carole Brown. They join previously cast Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, and newcomers Algee Smith and Woody McClain.
|New Edition Back In The Day|
All of the real-life New Edition group members are on board with the project and have reportedly been working with the young men who will be playing them in the film to ensure that their portrayals as accurate as possible.