Ashton Sanders will play a young Bobby Brown in the upcoming biopic ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’.
The feature film will tell the story of Whitney Houston’s life and career, with Star Wars actress Naomi Ackie set to play the late singer.
Harriet director Kasi Lemmons is directing the film with Oscar-nominated writer Anthony McCartan, who penned the screenplay for Bohemian Rhapsody, set to write the screenplay.
Ashton is best known for starring in the Oscar-winning movie Moonlight and he also appeared in the Oscar-nominated film Judas and the Black Messiah. He plays the role of RZA in the Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga.