The film details the life of the singer, who was discovered at a young age by N.W.A’s Eazy-E and became a platinum artist on Ruthless Records. Dr. Dre’s girlfriend for more than a decade and later married to Suge Knight, Michel’le was there for N.W.A’s wild ride, with all of its dramatic ups and down. Finally, after years of silence, she is ready to reveal her side of the story. Brown will play Michel’le and Curtis Hamilton will portray Dr. Dre. Additionally, R. Marcos Taylor, who starred as music executive Knight in Straight Outta Compton, will reprise his role in The Michel’le Story.
The Michel’le Story — which continues Lifetime’s recent run of biopics about female ’90s R&B singers including Whitney Houston and Aaliyah — will be produced for Lifetime by Sony Pictures Television and Thinkfactory Media. Leslie Greif executive produces. Casting by Fern Champion, Sharon Lieblein and Leah Daniels Butler. Principle photography begins next month.
Brown played Lizzie Sutton on Freeform/ABC Family’s Lincoln Heights for four seasons and also had guest roles on series including Everybody Loves Raymond, Boston Public, ER and Judging Amy. She is repped by APA.