My goodness. Whitney Houston left us only two years ago and we’re already talking about some sort of a biopic? Seems a bit early to me, but as usual, I wasn’t consulted.
Angela Bassett, who starred in Waiting to Exhale with Whitney back in 1995, plans on directing a movie about the diva, who died tragically at the age of 48.
“Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.”
Added Bassett: “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.”
So the film will focus primarily on the Bobbaaaay & Whitney Years? Yikes. I’m sure in 10-20 years’ time, we’ll
see a proper biopic that gives us the full story…from Whitney’s early years to the sad night before the Grammy Awards in 2012. For now, we’ll have to settle with a sugar-coated Lifetime movie.
Do you think it’s too early for a Whitney biopic? And on Lifetime?