Lifetime Sets Whitney Houston Movie, Angela Bassett to Direct
The original telepic "Whitney Houston" focuses on the late singer's tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown.
Lifetime is making a Whitney Houston movie and has tapped an Oscar nominee to direct it.
Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut on the original movie, currently titled Whitney Houston.
Slated for a 2015 premiere,Whitney Houston will chronicle the relationship between the late singer and Bobby Brown, from the time they first met and the height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.
“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” said Bassett. “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”
Whitney Houston will be produced by the Sanitsky Company. Larry Sanitsky (Betty & Coretta) will serve as executive producer. Shem Bitterman(Betty & Coretta) penned the script.
The news marks Bassett's continued relationship with Lifetime following last year's Betty & Coretta original movie, which told of the real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), wives of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Bassett was nominated for a SAG Award as well as a NAACP Image Award.
Following Houston's death on Feb. 12, 2012 at 48, Lifetime aired a 14-episode docuseriesThe Houstons: On Our Own chronicling the lives of her family members -- including daughter Bobbi Kristina -- as they attempted to move on from her death.
I wonder who will star? I think Vivaca Foxx would be perfect as Whitney & Marcus Cantan as Bobby Brown.
will ALWAYS think of like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that wasn't of this earth, would not have been that surprised. R.I.P.
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