Angela Bassett To Direct Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic


Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with a Whitney Houston biopic. The “What’s Love Got to Do With It” actress was chosen to direct a Lifetime original movie that will focus on the relationship between Whitney and Bobby Brown.

Here’s the drop:

“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. “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all.”

Produced by The Sanitsky Co., Whitney Houston comes from executive producer Larry Sanitsky and writer Shem Bitterman, the team behind Lifetime’s 2013 movie Betty & Coretta. That telepic told the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige).”


  1. I’d rather see Angela’s take on Whitney’s life, than Mick Jaggars take on James Brown any day

  2. I’m sure Angela will do a good job but Whit’s life deserves to be on the big screen like Ray IMO

    • Yes I miss the early 90s when make up was natural and enhancing and weaves were believable

      • Those are wigs(good ones), Whit was known for them! At the same time I feel lied to by fame. Her meeting with Clive being by “chance” when she’s related by industry. And most of her teeth were fake because of drug use. That hurt deep, could no one help this woman! I get it she was a grown woman but damn! Lindsay crack smokn, heroin shooting rotten body Lohan isn’t even close. I hope this movies shows all the bad influences in her life, and not try to blame it onBobby! Yeah Ray J you to!

    • These actress are rumored to play Whitney Joy Bryant, Robinne Lee, Renee Goldsberry, Yaya Dacosta Johnson, and Naomie Harris. Megan Goode wants the part. Out of all of those ladies I think Yaya Dacosta Johnson would be a good choice. I think Angela Bassett should play Whitney. Others I would like to see Robin Givens, Holly Robinson Peete, Toni Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, or Anika Noni Rose play Whitney Houston.

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to get Rihanna to play her. I love Angela but Lifetime movies haven’t been good since the 90’s. Whitney needs to be a rated R movie on the big screen.

  3. good choice at least is not a white women you know how hollywood like to white wash everything

  4. I am shocked that she could not get a big screen release. Those damned Jhews – are ALWAYS behind everything! We need to break free from those bastards!!!

  5. So, are we going to see Zoe Saldana take the lead for this one too?

    Whitney was so damn beautiful.

  6. I love Angela but this will be some sanitized bullshit. Nobody believes Whitney and Bobby were a “loving couple”. They were two junkies placed together for the sake of their careers.

    • You and the UPS man look like lovers every time he drops his load off at your house.

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