05/23/2014 02:48 pm ET | Updated May 29, 2014

Angela Bassett Set To Direct Lifetime's 'Whitney Houston' Film


Since the world learned about their relationship in the late 1980s, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s romance remained a major topic of discussion up until Houston's tragic death in February 2012.

And now the former couple’s relationship will serve as the premise of a forthcoming Lifetime original film tentatively titled, “Whitney Houston.”

According to a press release for the project Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett has signed on to direct the film, which will chronicle Brown and Houston’s love story from the beginning stages of their union through their tumultuous marriage.

“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 in the release. “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

Lifetime’s original “Whitney Houston” movie is scheduled to premiere on the network sometime in 2015.


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