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    Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:44:46

    Yaya DaCosta Cast as Whitney Houston in Biopic - It'll air on Lifetime

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    • Whitney Houston - NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Madame Tussauds wax figure of singer Whitney Houston is on display as Madame Tussauds New York hosts an interactive Super Bowl tailgate and retrospective honoring football legends and iconic Super Bowl performances at Madame Tussauds New York on January 23, 2014 in New York City.
    • Whitney Houston - NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Madame Tussauds wax figures of singers Madonna, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson are on display as Madame Tussauds New York hosts an interactive Super Bowl tailgate and retrospective honoring football legends and iconic Super Bowl performances at Madame Tussauds New York on January 23, 2014 in New York City.

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    Model/actress Yaya DaCosta has been cast as the late Whitney Houston in an upcoming Lifetime biopic, to be directed by actress and Houston's Waiting to Exhale co-star Angela Bassett.

    The film, tentatively-titled I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story, is Bassett's directorial debut and will focus on the obvious points of the singer's life: Her rise to fame, her long marriage to singer Bobby Brown and her drug problems. It is expected to air next year.

    DaCosta was on America's Next Top Model, on All My Children and in The Butler.

    This film is not without its external drama. Houston's manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston is miffed about this project, saying that the late singer is worth more than just a TV movie. The Houston family is reportedly in the process of developing its own film project.

    Would you watch a Whitney Houston biopic on TV?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.10.14



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