Angela Bassett to Direct Whitney Houston Biopic for Lifetime

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett

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 will serve as executive producer. Shem Bitterman penned the script.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
Philiana Ng