With a simple working title of “Whitney Houston,” the film is set for a 2015 debut and will reportedly tackle the years Houston was married to fellow R&B singer Bobby Brown.
In a released stament, Bassets said she has “great regard for both singers” and is “beyond excited to go behind the camera and into their world.”
The race to bring Whitney’s life to the big/small screen has been relentless since the singer passed away prematurely in 2012. Actress Meagan Good expressed interest in portraying Whitney, as did Vivica Fox, who has had her name attached to a Whitney biopic for well over a decade. Longtime mentor Clive Davis was also reported to be in talks to tell Whitney’s life story.
No casting has been announced for the film, but I wait with bated breath to see who will be chosen to bring one of music’s biggest icon’s to life.