Whitney Houston is set to be the subject of a Lifetime biopic, which will be directed by another big-name female star.
Angela Bassett will helm the film, titled simply "Whitney Houston," which will focus on the late singer's rollercoaster relationship with fellow musician Bobby Brown, and her rise to international celebrity status. Bassett and Houston co-starred in the 1995 drama "Waiting to Exhale."
Though "Whitney" will mark Bassett's first time behind the lens, the actress-turned-director already has a relationship with the Lifetime network, having starred in 2013's "Betty & Coretta." She also has some background in music, thanks to her Oscar-nominated portrayal of Tina Turner in "What's Love Got to Do With It."
"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," Bassett said. "Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I'm beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world."
"Whitney Houston" is set to premiere sometime in 2015.