It looks like Big Boi has landed himself another movie role. This time around he is portraying the legendary Berry Gordy in an upcoming biopic scheduled to air on television.
On Friday, he shared a photo from the set of the film and said, “Just finished playing Berry Gordy in the ‘DeBarge’ movie.”
According to Vibe, “The Bobby DeBarge” story is scheduled to premiere on TV One later this year.
Bobby DeBarge was the lead singer of the legendary R&B group Switch, who was signed to Berry Gordy’s Motown Records imprint Gordy Records. Bobby earned massive success during the 1970s and even produced for his siblings’ band, DeBarge, before joining them during the 1980s.
According to Hello Beautiful, TV One said in a press release:
“The Bobby Debarge Story continues TV One’s tradition of telling the story of unsung music heroes. While our audience knows Bobby’s group, Switch, and his musically-gifted family, DeBarge, they may not know Bobby DeBarge’s contribution to creating the sound that changed the music landscape for decades to come. A falsetto master, Bobby DeBarge was a musical genius who battled demons of his own for many years. The Bobby Debarge Story is the quintessential story of sex, drugs and rock and roll.”
Roommates, will you be tuned in?