Posted May 23, 2014 by Marie-D in Entertainment News

Angela Bassett Directs New Whitney Houston Movie

Lifetime has confirmed a Whitney Houston movie.

The network announced a biopic about the late singer’s tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown, titled Whitney Houston. Angela Bassett is tapped to direct the film. “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 Whitney’s Waiting To Exhale co-star.

Lifetime’s press release:

“From the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.”

No word on cast members, but the movie is set to premiere in 2015.