Lifetime's Whitney Houston television movie will premiere on January 17.
is directed by the late singer's Waiting to Exhale
co-star Angela Bassett, and stars former America's Next Top Model
star Yaya DaCosta in the title role.
actor Arlen Escarpeta will star as Houston's husband Bobby Brown.
Bassett recently jumped to the defence of the biopic, insisting that she knows about Houston's life as she knows "a little about being in the spotlight" - read more here
Her comments came after Houston’s mother, Cissy, hit out at the project, saying that nobody involved “knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby [Brown]” – read the full story here
will air on Lifetime on January 17 at 8pm ET/PT.