Big Boi to play Motown founder Berry Gordy in Bobby DeBarge biopic

The TV movie is due to air in June.

February 22, 2019
Big Boi to play Motown founder Berry Gordy in Bobby DeBarge biopic Big Boi performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.   Kevin Winter/Getty

Big Boi will play Motown founder Berry Gordy in The Bobby DeBarge Story, an upcoming biopic from TV One. DeBarge was the singer in Switch, an R&B act signed to Gordy's Motown imprint Gordy Records in the late '70s, and also a member of family band DeBarge. The movie is due to debut in June 2019.

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Big Boi, who performed alongside Maroon 5 and Travis Scott at the Super Bowl earlier this month, confirmed the news via an Instagram:


Big Boi to play Motown founder Berry Gordy in Bobby DeBarge biopic