Singer-actor would star in a movie about a relationship expert with a messy personal life, based on a Steve Harvey book
An adaptation of the 2009 nonfiction book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" by Steve Harvey — who'll be co-executive producing — the movie will center on a relationship expert whose own personal life is in shambles.
With Brown's casting, that won't be the only ironic element of the rom-com; the 22-year-old "I Can Transform Ya" singer's personal life famously hit a bumpy road in 2009, when he was charged with felony assault for beating his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, following a pre-Grammys party. (Brown was sentenced to five years' probation, a year of domestic violence counseling, and six months of community service for the beating.)
"Think Like a Man," starring Gabrielle Union and produced by Rainforest Films, is slated for a 2012 release.