It’s long overdue for a biopic to be coming of Whitney Houston. When I first heard the news of this I was upset that it was being limited to the platform of Lifetime. For the artist that Whitney Houston was and the legacy that she left behind, she definitely needed a movie to hit theaters.
Well, the star of the upcoming Lifetime biopic has been confirmed. Yaya DaCosta, former America’s Next Top Model runner-up (cycle 3), will be playing the leading role in the movie. Since her ANTM days Yaya has become a new mommy and took on acting with a recurring role in All My Children and a role in The Butler.
The film, for now, is titled Whitney Houston and will cover Whitney’s early life and career as well as her relationship with Bobby Brown. It is also the directorial debut of Angela Basset. She released a statement saying:
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. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.
The movie will air sometime in 2015. As for my personal opinion, I’m not excited that a Whitney biopic is going straight to TV. I will say that from previous biopics that Lifetime has released that they’re usually very interesting.I just hope this isn’t cheesy and that it captures the essence of who Whitney Houston was. I’m also interested in seeing who else will be casted.