Big Boi Cast as Berry Gordy in Upcoming Bobby DeBarge Biopic

Big Boi Cast as Berry Gordy in Upcoming Bobby DeBarge Film

The Bobby DeBarge Story lands its Hitsville mogul

Big Boi is extending his acting resumé. The OutKast co-founder has been cast as legendary Motown chief, Berry Gordy, in an upcoming biopic treatment of singer Bobby DeBarge's life.

According to Broadway WorldThe Bobby DeBarge Story is a chronicle of the Switch singer's rise and drug-addled decline as a Motown mainstay, leading the group, but also contributing to the family band upon the departure of siblings, El and Bunny.

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Big Boi joins Roshon Fegan, who will portray DeBarge in a film directed by Russ Parr and written by Norman Vance, Jr. (Roll Bounce, The Soul Train Awards, and Moesha.) It follows a recent appearance in Director X's Superfly reboot, as well as Baby DriverThe Quad, and HBO's animated series, Animals.

The Bobby DeBarge Story is slated for a June 2019 premiere on TV One. Hold tight for updates and scenes from the film in the months ahead. And be sure to catch Big Boi on the road this spring with Goodie Mob, Organized Noize, and KP The Great, for the ten-stop Dungeon Family reunion tour.