I had seen articles saying that TV One bought the rights to a biopic called, Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Brown was pissed that it was being made
before he could figure out how to profit from it himself. I wasn’t that interested in it, although I will probably watch if I know when it airs. Then on Wendy Williams the other day, she show the publicity photo above and pointed out that Demetria McKinney is playing Whitney Houston! Now I am all in. Demetria will be doing any singing in the film herself.
Vivica Fox will play Pat Houston. That seems like typecasting to me. And kind of perfect. Hassan Johnson from The Wire is playing Bobby Brown. The young version of Bobbi Kris in the top photo is played by Joy Rovaris from Stuck in the Middle. Nadji Jeter plays Nick Gordon.
Here is the official press release
Bobbi Kristina is the made for TV biopic, inspired by the life of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s only child. Bobbi Kristina Brown grew up in the shadow of her uber famous, superstar parents’ spotlight. This film offers an intimate look at the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame through the eyes of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman.
Her high-profile life and death may have been shrouded in mystery, but this film will reveal her humor, her quirks, her deepest fears and longings as well as her fight to be seen, heard, and loved. The narrative structure takes the viewer on a dramatic journey of memories, conflicts, visions, perseverance, faith, friendship, and ultimately love — the love of a man and a woman, the love of a father and a daughter, and the bond between a mother and a child.
I covered the tragic ending of Bobbi Kristina’s life a good bit here. Click here if you missed all of that.