Yaya DaCosta will play Whitney Houston in the Lifetime movie set to be released by 2015.
You may remember Yaya from her appearance on America Next Top Model cycle 3 but she has also played in “All My Children,” Ugly Betty,” House” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
The movie will focus around Whitney’s tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown and the earlier part of her career.
Angela Bassett will be making her directorial debut on the Lifetime movie which is tentatively titled Whitney. Bassett had this to say about taking on the project. “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. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”