The music world lost a legend on Feb. 11, 2012, when Whitney Houston passed away. Her legend lives on through loved ones and fans, and now a biopic is in the works!
Us Weekly confirms Angela Bassett will bring the film to Lifetime, which centers on Houston's rise to fame and tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown.
Bassett starred with the late singer in 1995's "Waiting to Exhale," and this will be her directorial debut. She may perform in a portion of it, but will not hold the starring role. The biopic, titled "Whitney Houston," was written by Shem Bitterman. No casting details have been released.
"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 explained. "Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I'm beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world."
Bassett is no stranger to the Lifetime network, having starred in 2013's "Betty & Coretta." When Houston tragically passed of an accidental drowning before Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy party, Basset released a touching tribute to her friend.
"I am so thankful to have been enveloped by the warmth of Whitney's great talents," she said. "They were undeniable and vast. Whatever her burdens, she has at last laid them down and picked up instead a crown. For truly, she was and will ever be for us -- who were so captivated by her strengths -- unparalleled."
Houston and Brown are familiar with broadcasting their relationship. They starred together in Bravo's "Being Bobby Brown" in 2005. They also have a daughter together, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21.
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