Published: Monday May 26, 2014 MYT 5:40:00 PM
Updated: Monday May 26, 2014 MYT 8:14:27 AM

A TV movie about Whitney Houston is in the works

Angela Bassett is set to direct a movie about Whitney Houston's life. -- AFP

Angela Bassett is set to direct a movie about Whitney Houston's life. -- AFP

Actress Angela Bassett is set to direct the Lifetime project.

Whitney Houston’s Waiting To Exhale co-star Angela Bassett will direct a Lifetime movie about the singer, the network said. The movie, scheduled for a 2015 premiere, will chronicle the headline-making relationship between Houston and Bobby Brown – from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.

Though this will mark Bassett’s directorial debut, she has previous experience with Lifetime, having co-starred with Mary J. Blige on the Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta last year.

“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,” said Bassett, who recently starred in FX’s American Horror Story: Coven.

“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, which currently bears the working title Whitney Houston, is being produced by The Sanitsky Company, with Larry Sanitsky (Betty & Coretta) executive producing. Shem Bitterman (Betty & Coretta) wrote the film’s script. — Reuters

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Whitney Houston, Singer, Dead, Celebrity, Angela Bassett, Actor, Actress, Lifetime

advertisement

  1. 5 most memorable Merdeka commercials
  2. StarMetro team and judges pick the best mooncakes in town
  3. Malaysian food for the ages
  4. Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs
  5. Meet Shaun, the world’s woolliest sheep
  6. Instant noodles carry higher health risks for women
  7. At your service: Paediatricians set up site to help parents
  8. Torn apart: Custody battles exact heavy toll on children
  9. BritishIndia goes brave and bold
  10. Gongs for Tchaikovsky, praises for Hands

advertisement

advertisement