This is some exciting news: We will get to go deeper into the life of one of Hollywood’s most talented and most controversial stars.
A new biopic is in the works for one of our favorite singers of all time, Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett will be directing it. Just two years after her untimely death days before the 2012 Grammys, iconic singer Whitney Houston’s life will be chronicled in a new Lifetime original movie with the working title, Whitney Houston.
Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated actress Angela Bassett (who co-starred in “Waiting To Exhale” with Whitney), is set to direct the film, which is scheduled to premiere in 2015.
The Lifetime movie will follow the turbulent relationship between the legendary singer/actress with her singer/songwriter ex-husband Bobby Brown. The film will highlight their relationship from the time they met up and how they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of fame and fortune. There is no word yet on who will be playing the famous couple.
We all saw how their tumultuous relationship play out in the media due to their extremely popular Bravo reality show, Being Bobby Brown so it will be interesting to see how the movie will shed light on their relationship behind closed doors. Whitney did several interviews, including one sit-down interview with Oprah back in 2009, going into detail about how Bobby was in their personal life.
This movie will be Angela’s directorial debut. She said about the feat: “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.”
Although this will be Angela’s first time behind the camera, she has plenty of experience working on biopics, including her critically acclaimed performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It and most recently, she starred in a Lifetime film last year in an original movie titled Betty & Coretta, which also starred singer Mary J. Blige.
Do you have your TiVo set up already? Who do think can pull off Whitney and Bobby’s characters?