US cable network Lifetime has released the first picture of Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in its upcoming TV film based on the late singer's life.
Simply titled Whitney Houston
, the biopic is set to air next year on Lifetime, and will follow Houston’s incredible rise as a singer and actress while also chronicling her rocky marriage to R&B star Bobby Brown.
Check out Yaya DaCosta in a recreation of the cover art for Houston's 1987 album, Whitney
Actress Angela Bassett, who starred alongside Houston in 1995's Waiting to Exhale
, is making her directing debut with the film, and recently spoke about the project
, saying: "We’re not interested in dragging her life again through, you know, the muck."
“She had to play out her choices, and the consequences of them, in a very hot, glaring spotlight, but we’re not interested in dragging that through again,” she added.
will air on Lifetime in 2015.