The movie, tentatively titled "Whitney Houston," will reportedly focus on the relationship between the late icon and her husband, singer Bobby Brown, while also spotlighting her status as a force in the worlds of singing and acting.
"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," Angela Bassett, who will be making her directorial debut on the project, said in a statement. "Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I'm beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world."
There were also reports back in 2012 that Clive Davis was working on a Houston biopic, though nothing has yet emerged.