It looks like we won't only get an Aaliyah biopic, but a movie dedicated to Whitney Houston will be headed to Lifetime in 2015. The network has contacted Angela Bassett to direct the film. The two ladies we stars in the 1995 hit movie "Waiting to Exhale". This will mark Angela's directorial debut.
The movie will follow Whitney's life from begining to end. There has not been any word on casting just yet. I remember when she first died and weeks later the biopic idea was tossed around with Rihanna's name in it...................But I won't go there, not today. Just check out the article below!
Lifetime has announced they are working on a movie about Whitney Houston’s life. What is unexpected, however, is who the network has tapped to direct the film: Angela Bassett, Houston’s 1995 Waiting To Exhale co-star.
The Academy Award-nominated Bassett said of the project, which will mark her directorial debut: “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.”
With a working title of Whitney Houston, Lifetime said in a press release that the film will follow the relationship between the late Houston, who died in 2012, and singer-songwriter Bobby Brown, “from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.
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."
There’s no word on casting yet, but film isn’t slated to premiere until 2015.
Well, I guess Angela portrayed Tina Turner so damn good that Lifetime feels she can bring out the Whitney in whoever is cast to portray the late singer. Keep it locked as details will come soon.