(Billboard) – The Lifetime TV channel says it will air a movie about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s relationship, with actress Angela Bassett set to direct.
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Brown and Houston were divorced at the time of her 2012 drowning death in a hotel bathtub at age 48. The couple’s daughter is 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Lifetime says Bassett will be making her directorial debut with the project.
In a statement, Bassett says she has high regard for both Houston’s and Brown’s talents and feels a responsibility in telling their story.
Lifetime says the movie, with the working title Whitney Houston, will air in 2015. The cast hasn’t been announced.