When the iconic voice and star Whitney Houston passed away in 2012, many fans were still left with many questions surrounding her life and her tragic death. Lifetime, along with director Angela Bassett, hope to answer some of those questions in the Whitney Houston biopic titled Whitney. The movie, premiering on Lifetime on January 17, stars Yaya DaCosta (America’s Next Top Model, The Butler) as Whitney Houston.
The made-for-TV movie will chronicle the life of Whitney until her untimely death — from singing in the church choir in Houston’s hometown of Newark, New Jersey to her infamous (and often seen as destructive) relationship with Bobby Brown (played by Arlen Escarpeta). Lifetime is not holding back on the details surrounding her life–even her struggle with addiction.
Check out the official trailer on the next page.