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Angela Bassett to Direct Whitney Houston Movie for Lifetime

Date May 23, 2014

Whitney Houston

The late Whitney Houston is getting the biopic treatment over at Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, who starred opposite Houston in 1995's  Waiting to Exhale, will direct the film, currently titled Whitney Houston. The movie will focus on the relationship between the singer and her ex-husband Bobby Brown from the time they met through the dissolution of their tumultuous marriage.

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"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," Bassett, who will make her directorial debut on the film, said in a statement. "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 Houson is set to premiere in 2015, only three years after the singer was found dead in her hotel bathtub at age 48 due to an accidental drowning.

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