The Lifetime network is not allowing their Aaliyah biopic experience stop them. They has released the trailer for the upcoming movie, “Whitney”, starring Yaya DaCosta Alafia as the late pop star. The movie marks the directorial debut for actress Angela Bassett and is out on Jan 17.
The film will focus on Whitney Houston’s rise to stardom from her humble start in a New Jersey church choir, to becoming one of the world’s greatest and beloved singer and her romance to R&B bad boy Bobby Brown portrayed by “Into The Storm’s” Arlen Escarpeta.
The highly anticipated movie will also tackle the late singer’s battles with substance abuse and more. Houston’s vocals for the project will be performed by Deborah Cox and will feature fan favorites, “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “The Greatest Love of All,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “I Will Always Love You,” along with Brown’s classic hit, “Every Little Step”.
After the film’s premiere, Lifetime will also air, “Beyond the Headlines: Whitney Houston”, which will include interviews from the late singer’s friend, colleagues and insiders who will share their thoughts of her career, her tragic fall from grace and death.