Well, Whitney Houston fans, former Top Model Yaya DaCosta will be playing the legendary singer Whitney Houston in a Lifetime movie, which is due to come out in 2015.
DaCosta is known for her appearance on “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 3, but has since then she has appeared in “All My Children,” Ugly Betty,” House” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
DaCosta will play Houston as she deals with her volatile yet passionate relationship with Bobby Brown and her early success in the music industry. Hmm I wonder who they have playing Bobby?
As we all know Houston died in 2012 by accidental drowning in a Beverly Hills hotel right before the Grammy Awards. She had a long history with drug abuse and cocaine in her system at the time of her death was documented on her autopsy.
Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with the film, which is simply titled “Whitney Houston” Once the the film was announced Bassett, who starred in 1995’s “Waiting To Exhale” with Houston, had this to say,
“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.”
I don’t know about yall but i can’t to see this biopic. I think Yaya has the look, but can she pull it off? Yaya girl, you have big shoes to fill. We wish you the best.