Lifetime orders Houston biopic

US cable network Lifetime has commissioned a new original movie based on the life of late singer/actress Whitney Houston.



Whitney Houston (working title) will follow 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.

Directed by Angela Bassett, it is produced by The Sanitsky Company and executive produced by Larry Sanitsky. The script was written by Shem Bitterman.

It will debut in 2015.