Lifetime Announces Release Date For Whitney Biopic

2009 American Music Awards - Show
2009 American Music Awards - Show

Lifetime announced earlier this year that it would be releasing a Whitney Houston biopic directed by celebrated actress. and friend of Houstons, Angela Bassett.

This biopic is expected to be a lot better than the “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B”, which despite recieving high viewer ratings, was poorly praised by the general public. Lifetime has officially announced a premiere date for the biopic titled Whitney.

Whitney will air on January 17 next year, and is expected to be a good watch as Bassett is an actual actress and a personal friend of the late Houston, the film has input from some of those who were closest to Whitney Houston, and model/actress Yaya Dacosta was handpicked to play Houston.

Via: TheGrio

The network announced today that Whitney, starring Yaya DaCosta in the title role, will feature Deborah Cox reprising Houston’s vocal performances, including her hits, “The Greatest Love of All,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “I Will Always Love You.”

According to Lifetime, “Whitney chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.”

After Whitney airs Lifetime will broadcast the documentary, Beyond The Headlines: Whitney Houston. The documentary will examine Houston’s life, career and will feature interviews from those who were close to the award-winning vocalist