Watch Trailer To BET’s New Edition: The Movie

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Watch Trailer To BET’s New Edition: The Movie
Posted by Wilson Morales

June 27, 2016

New Edition

BET’s has released the trailer to original three-part miniseries NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE!

Written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket) and executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment, the three-night miniseries event is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2017. Principal photography is currently underway in Los Angeles.

New Edition cast members

The miniseries will be directed by Chris Robinson (ATL) with Brooke Payne, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown serving on as co-producers for the film.

Empire’s Bryshere Gray will play Michael Bivins as an adult and Dante Hoagland will play Michael as a child. Elijah Kelley will play Ricky Bell as an adult and Caleb McLaughlin will play Ricky as a child. Luke James will play Johnny Gill. Algee Smith will play Ralph Tresvant as an adult and Jahi Winston will play Ralph as a child. Keith Powers will play Ronnie Devoe as an adult and Myles Truitt will play Ronnie as a child. Woody McClain will play Bobby Brown as an adult and Tyler Williams will play Bobby as a child.

Written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket) the three-night miniseries event is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2017 with principal photography starting in Los Angeles in May 2016.

New Edition cast members - La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson, and Sandi McCreeLa La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson and Sandi McCree have also been cast in the miniseries playing 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.

In addition, Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin, Tank and Bre-Z are also in the cast.

New Edition The Movie Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin, Tank and Bre-ZWood Harris will play Brooke Payne. Michael Rapaport will play Gary Evans. Faizon Love will play Maurice Starr. Duane Martin will play Louil Silas. Tank will play Jheryl Busby and Empire’s Bre-Z will play Peanut Bell.

New Edition laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny. After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This 3-part miniseries follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global megastardom – weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame.

“NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE” is executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment.


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