Angela Bassett to direct movie on Whitney Houston
Actress Angela Bassett will be directing a film on the relationship between singer Whitney Houston, who died in 2012, and Bobby Brown. The couple, who shocked many when they married in 1992, were together for 15 years. The film project, currently titled Whitney Houston will be Bassett’s directorial debut. It will air on Lifetime in 2015.
Whitney Houston is set for a 2015 premiere. It chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Houston and singer-songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity through their courtship and rocky marriage, all during Whitney’s meteoric rise as a singer, actress and model. “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.” Produced by The Sanitsky Co., Whitney Houston comes from executive producer Larry Sanitsky and writer Shem Bitterman, the team behind Lifetime’s 2013 movie Betty & Coretta.
The cast has not been set.
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