Who’s going to portray the legendary Whitney Houston?
TVLine reports “America’s Next Top Model” alum-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta has been cast to play Houston in Angela Bassett‘s upcoming Lifetime biopic about Houston’s volatile relationship with Bobby Brown.
The biopic will be Bassett’s directorial debut. She released a statement on the film, “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. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”
Most recently, DaCosta starred in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”.
What do you think about the choice?
1. Whitney Houston performing live in 1986 © Peter Mazel / Sunshine / Retna1 of 15
2. Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy Houston – 1970 – © Gary Czvekus – Retna Ltd2 of 15
3. Whitney Houston, Dion Warwick and Cissy Houston 1980′s © Larry Busacca / Retna3 of 15
4. Whitney Houston and dad John in Philadelphia 1980′s. © Scott Weiner / Retna Ltd.4 of 15
5. Whitney Houston 1986 Photo/Neil Mathews © Retna Ltd.5 of 15
6. Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards in the 1990′s © Larry Busacca / Retna UK6 of 15
7. Whitney Houston mid 1990′s © Busacca / Retna UK Credit all uses7 of 15
8. Whitney Houston with her mom Cicely Houston and music titan Clive Davis in 1998. (PR)8 of 15
9. AMFAR Season of Hope Awards Winter Garden, NYC 11/30/98 © Retna Ltd.9 of 15
10. The Brit. Awards London Arena 1999 © Craig Barritt / Retna Ltd.10 of 15
11. Whitney Houston at the 17th Carousel Of Hope Ball Beverly Hilton Retna Ltd.11 of 15
12. Whitney Houston at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party © Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.12 of 15
13. Whitney Houston performs for Good Morning America. 9/1/2009. © Derek Storm/Retna13 of 15
14. Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi- Kristina at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011. (Pr)14 of 15
15. Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011. (PrPhotos)15 of 15