The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival presented by REVOLT with founding sponsor HBO, has confirmed an exclusive first look at BET Network’s “The New Edition Story” on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street.
Following the exclusive look at clips from the film will be a Q&A with New Edition’s Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe, along with the film’s stars Elijah Kelley (Bell in the film), Bryshere Y. Gray (Bivins in the film), Keith Powers (DeVoe in the film), Luke James (Johnny Gill in the film) and Woody McClain (Bobby Brown in the film), as well as Executive Producer Jesse Collins and Director Chris Robinson.
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.
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.