A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral

A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral

A few readers alerted me to this today, and I wanted to get as much info as I could on it before writing about it here (to be honest, I initially wasn’t sure if it was a *real* project or not. It is). But then I thought I’d just go ahead and, at least, let you know that it exists, while I wait to learn more from the filmakers.

So, here you go…

What I know thus far:

– "NE Heartbreak The Movement" is creative team that comprises of New Edition fans, who hope to eventually produce a feature film that tells the groups story. To help raise awareness for the project, The Movement has put together what they’re calling a "sneak peek" trailer, asking that, if you’re as much of a New Edition fan as they are, you should help spread the word about the collective’s efforts to bring the R&B group’s story to the big screen.

– The film will be directed by Bobby Huntley, an independent filmmaker from Atlanta, and produced by Nikki Wade. The rest of the production team includes cinematographer Calisha Prince; lighting designer Mark Alston; post-production designer and sound editor, Brandon Cordy & hair professional Jameelah Crump. All of them are part of a team of New Edition fans who spent 6 weeks auditioning for the cast, and another 6-week period of rehearsals, to shoot the fan-made trailer embedded below, which they say was created with no budget.

All the above information was found on the project’s website, which you can access here. There you’ll find a bit more on the project, and those behind it.

You can also follow the project on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

When I receive more info on the project, and what the filmmakers plans are from here, I’ll update this post.

In the meantime, watch the full trailer below:

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Comments

LaNisha E. Bowen

Not feeling this biopic

Tamara Griffin

I’m so ready for this movie. Thank you so much Bobby Huntley it’s about time,someone do there story. #NE4Life! ����

Prosperitee

I hope this happens because they deserve it and so do we as the fans of NE4LIFE

Charmlin L. Howard, Jr.

WoW!!! The music is perfectly placed, the actors are spot-on, however some of the scenes seem like they could veer off into areas that could use a little polish. I also disagree with Ralph saying he was thinking about leaving the group, based on his own words from a youtube clip from his ’92 "Stone Cold" long-form video where he stated that all the solo projects were planned before the Heartbreak album, and that it wasn’t about any animosity (unable to post the link).

Look forward to seeing your finished product-and as an NE fan myself, this trailer has me hyped!

my'asia polk

This need to come out!!!!!! I would so watch this.

felecia gallman

I think youre really onto something!!!!! Hope it happens, I will definitely go see it!!!

Amoura

Wow! I’m a huge NE fan. This project has to go to mainstream. Make it happen Bobby Huntley!!!

Gene McIntyre

I like it. Let’s get it

Angela

Yessssss!!!!

Eric

I would love to cast in as Johnny Gill. I can sing like him and I look more like him than most guys probably would. Please cast me. I can dance like him as well, but I can dance better and can tone it down to his level. This trailer looks very good though. But if they ever do a recast, my email is there.

ktread

Nice start! As a HUGE NE fan my whole life, I wasn’t crazy about some of the casting, but was definitely engaged in the story! I’d love to see it come to life on any sized screen as long as it’s well done–my guys deserve nothing less!

mistafingaz

I’m loving it…looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Gina Larde

Well done!!!

David Toledo

Love it! Cat’s look like the originals. Hope this gets the green light!

KG

ABOUT TIME!!!!! CANT WAIT

smw

I love new edition!! Looking forward to seeing this.

Lynne

I loved the trailer and the cast is dead on! Looking forward to seeing the movie in its entirety.

Doc

Man, this is Dope! Start a kickstarted campaign and I’m sure you’ll get the funding for this! I’d definitely donate!

stevin chann

Thought it was Great I think we have to start raising money ourselves to get these movies produced Great Job again

Miquiel Banks

Incredible Trailer, great job to the next generation!!!!

Josh

New Edition actually been working on a biopic for years.

Sharon Garfield

The characters in this trailer looked more realistic than the ones in the Aaliyah movie. The music fit well with the scenes, but the acting could use a little improvement. Other than that, I’d say go for it. I love to see a N.E. biopic!

NO BRAINER

Not bad. Not bad at all. I’ll follow. I was engaged the whole time, surprisingly enough. I wish you the best with this project.

Alfred

You did a good job!!

Toya

I would love to see this project come to life!!

AJay

YES!!

Devonia

This is Phenomenal work!!!Especially considering that there was not budget behind this project. This is not this Director’s first rodeo. He is incredibly skilled at his craft and he comes from skilled production team. This movie should most definitely go to the Big Screens. While there have been talk about a similar project previously, it’s been just that "talk"! It’s been 4 years since it was discussed and this young man took action and made it happen. I applaud him and his team for delivering a polished pilot and product. Now take them to the Big Screen!!!

Chasity

WOW. This is better then most of the trailers posted on this site. I hope they get a deal worked out. Best of Luck guys

carlene

I would love if they make a New Edition Biopic they were my favorite singing group when I was a teen and still my favorite I am all for it������������

C pace

Good job, huge fan here, keep it moving, I can see this as a cable TV movie more than a feature

Kamala

I appreciate the moxy behind this. I’ll support it. And, honestly, I wasn’t looking for stellar production. I’m most impressed with Black folks doing more than talking and creating a film; a tale about one of our iconic music groups. If you want production value to increase I’m sure they’ll accept donations.

BIKERCHICK4EVER

If you consult with the original players and use original music, then yes. Recast some of the actors, especially Johnny and Ralph.

kwillis

MAKE THIS MOVIE. OF COURSE IT NEEDS SOME POLISHING BUT OVERALL I THINK THE CAST AND MUSIC SELECTION ALONG WITH THE STORY SEEMS TO BE GREAT. DON’T RECAST. THESE YOUNG ACTORS SEEMED TO HAVE TALENT AND DESERVE A CHANCE JUST LIKE N.E.

Dwight

Yeah I’d watch that. I’ve been waiting on it!

Taj

I am such a huge fan of NE this is awesome! Best of luck

Nikiah

Good job

Nikiah

giod job

Michiline Jones

This looks great!!! sidenote: Of course Tionna "Biggie" Smalls has to mention that she’s a new filmmaker and overall TV personality when nobody asked her. smh

msnette

I agree, we need this movie and a couple of tweaks with production and actors – it would be bomb.

kid video

Well done trailer…I wish them well in getting it made.

Tiffany

This is some bullshit. Stop this mess…

Tionna Smalls

As a new filmmaker and a overall TV Personality, I must say that the trailer was awesome. It brought tears to my eyes. This is going to be major!

VFNK

Great start & idea.. polish it up!

Judy

Yesssssss!

DB

I’d love to see this actually finished and released.

getthesenets

@Santakey, people trying to get the film done are capitalizing on 2 things….tragedy around Whitney Houston and he daughter Bobbi places Bobby Brown in the media spotlight now, and Bobby reached megastar status on his second solo album, rued he charts then and was bigger than NE ever was.He’s the one member that mainstream audience would know.

Santakey

id definitely go to see this but the trailer seems a bit too focused on bobby brown when it should circle more around the group as a whole…like I’m semi sold

Mel

I would definitely watch, but please use their music.

Sydette Brown

If you build it…they will come! I’m there! Love it! Great job!

Pasha

Great job

getthesenets

@M Crew,
I saw the interview and have heard about an NE film for years. There have been discussions on S&A about why some celebs "settle" on tv biopics and not some grand feature film. I never understood that sentiment. I’m an outsider to the entertainment industry and even a novice likes me knows that it’s going to be easier to get a made for tv film completed than a major studio theatrical release. Aretha Franklin is an international music icon and if there’s difficulty getting her story on the big screen, good luck to Bobby Ronnie Ricky and Mike. Should always aim big but you’ve got to aim realistically too.

M CREW LITE FORMALLY KNOWN AS MIKE

I wonder if anyone is aware that Johnny Gill was on "The Breakfast Club" a radio show and said a New Edition movie is coming. I don’t think this is the NE movie is talking about. It seemed like there was a major studio behind it. Guess we have to wait and see.

NativeSon

Nicely done. Every time I watch the Temptations movie, I think someone needs to do NE. It’s practically the same story.

Brat6801

I would definitely go see this movie with better production and a more attractive cast. Remember, N.E. were heartbreakers! Especially Ralph, Bobby, Ronnie, and Johnny!

Brian Robinson

Great Idea,you would definitely need to recast the actors, but I think you could do a fine job as the
director.

Tasha

Is this a damn joke? The casting is horrible. This looks like a character sketch and can not be taken seriously. This is no New Edition fan, this is an opportunist looking for a come up. No, no and no. This is terrible. We need to start telling each other the truth so people can’t better at their craft. Ya’ll know this is fck up looking or you can’t see. We need to stop this behavior so we can grow as a culture.

tt

Great job

Contricia Scutching

Omg this is great..please make this happen..Good Luck

eric

As a trailer, the music selections are spot-on and well placed with the scenes. With some recasting and some polishing in the acting and directing, give this man a green light!!

GUYVER

The casting isn’t bad… the production is what’s really lacking here, but a good effort was made, it just needs a more skilled production team.

Margaret FOSTER

Yes those are my boys love them to death they have been thru it they deserves it. Because they it all the 6 of them love each other .give me a DVD PLEASE!!!!!

    Margaret FOSTER

    Whats the hold up those boys are the best I love them all. They have been thru he’ll but they never gave up. I’m great full to them for hanging in therw

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