Whitney Houston’s family are said to be absolutely furious over a movie about her life.
The late superstar’s loved ones are livid that the Angela Basset-directed film depicting Whitney’s rocky relationship with her ex-husband Bobby Brown is being planned as a TV movie because they feel she deserves so much more.
Whitney’s sister Pat Houston said, ”Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening.”
The singer’s family has reportedly already told Lifetime – the makers of the movie – that they are NOT happy and are said to be threatening a lawsuit if the network refuses to cancel production.
Whitney’s family are instead planning their own big screen movie in the style of Michael Jackson’s This Is It, which they feel would be a more fitting tribute to the musical icon.
Meanwhile, the Lifetime movie is set for release in 2015 and will see Oscar-nominated actress Angela, who starred opposite Whitney in Waiting to Exhale, make her directorial début.