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VIDEO: First Look & Listen - Deborah Cox Lends Voice in WHITNEY HOUSTON Biopic

July 23
10:37 2014

Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with the Lifetime Original Movie Whitney Houston. Today, ET shares an exclusive behind the scenes look at the highly anticipated project. Check it out below!

While Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina wanted to play her mother in the film, America's Next Top Model contestant Yaya DeCosta will take on the role, while R&B artist Deborah Cox lends her voice for the singing segments.

Scheduled for a 2015 world premiere, Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown -- from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.

"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 Angela 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."

Produced by The Sanitsky Company, Whitney Houston will be executive produced by Larry Sanitsky (Betty & Coretta). Shem Bitterman (Betty & Coretta) wrote the film's script.

Source: ET

VIDEO: First Look & Listen - Deborah Cox Lends Voice in WHITNEY HOUSTON Biopic

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