Bryshere Gray To Star In ‘Canal Street’

The doors of opportunity have swung wide open for “Empire” star Bryshere Gray (aka Yazz The Greatest).

On the heels of slaying his role as Michael Bivins in “The New Edition Story,” the 23-year-old actor has landed his first leading role in the indie film, Canal Street.

Bryshere will play the role of Kholi Styles in the story about the reasons for the deep-seated divisions within the city of Chicago and the city’s diversity, touching on themes of family, friendship, and forgiveness.

Executive producer Kevin Mullins said, “Canal Street is a visual and emotional tour guide that will challenge your perspective through every character and ultimately inspire you to stop waiting on change to happen to you but rather through you.”

In a post on his Instagram page, Bryshere Gray wrote:

?? Only GOD… In my first acting audition I landed the role of Hakeem Lyon which has changed my life forever. Then I was blessed to play Michael Bivins in the New Edition story which became a culture classic. Now I am pleased to announce that I am currently filming my first leading role in a movie! All I can say is, Only GOD!!! Humbly grateful for all his blessings! #Kholi #CanalSt


Mykelti Williamson, Mekhi Phifer, Jon Seda, and Jamie Hector also star in the film, which is slated to arrive later this year.

Congrats to Yazz!

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