(Gossip-Grind News) Angela Bassett To Direct Whitney Houston Biopic:
Rumors of a Whitney Houston biopic have been circulating around Hollywood since the singer’s untimely death in February 2012.
Angela Bassett has signed on with Lifetime to direct the first on screen adaptation of the singer’s life.
Bassett, who co-starred with Houston in Waiting to Exhale, makes her directorial debut on the project.
According to Deadline:
Lifetime has greenlighted Whitney Houston (working title), an original movie about the tragic music superstar who died in 2012. Helmed by Angela Bassett in her directorial debut, Whitney Houston is set for a 2015 premiere. It chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Houston and singer-songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity through their courtship and rocky marriage, all during Whitney’s meteoric rise as a singer, actress and model. “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.