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Lifetime plans a Whitney Houston biopic, Angela Bassett directs

Actress Angela Bassett

Actress Angela Bassett (Credit: Getty Images)

Now this: Angela Bassett will make her debut as director on a Lifetime biopic of Whitney Houston, the network announced a little while ago, and further indicated that the film will largely focus on the (infamously) tumultuous relationship of Houston and Bobby Brown. But a  quote from Bassett actually seems to indicate that Brown will even come out well here:

“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. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

Brown's many problems - legal, substance abuse, and on and on - have been chronicled endlessly, especially as they relate to Houston. How those will be incorporated into this is hard to imagine...By the way, she and Brown long ago starred in a movie ("Panther").

No word on casting.

Tags: Angela Bassett , Whitney Houston

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