Oscar Award-nominated actor Angela Bassett is set to direct a biopic film about Whitney Houston for Lifetime TV. The film will show the relationship between the multi-talented singer and her on and off again partner Bobby Brown, and will provide a more intimate look at Houston’s personal life and the impact her career had on her relationships.
Although sh has ruled out playing the legendary singer in the film, Bassett may feature in a smaller role. Bassett appeared alongside Whitney Houston in the 1995 film Waiting To Exhale. Basset said of the role, “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments […] their humanity and bond fascinates us all“. The biopic will premiere in 2015.