Oscar-nominated actress to direct Whitney Houston movie

Angela Bassett will make her directorial début with a movie about Whitney Houston’s life.

The actress is “beyond excited” to direct the singer’s biography – who tragically died in a Beverly Hill’s hotel room in 2012.

Television network Lifetime is creating the movie on the I Will Always Love You singer’s life with ex-husband Bobby Brown and Angela said she ‘fascinated’ by their relationship.

“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,” the Oscar-nominated actress said.

“Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world,” she added.

The movie’s working title is Whitney Houston and the plot will centre on the iconic singer’s relationship with Bobby, from their first date to the very end of their marriage.

Whitney Houston the film is slated to première early next year.

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