Everything about the late Whitney Houston is iconic: her voice, her music, and her story. And on Jan. 17, Lifetime will bring Houston’s journey to life in Whitney, the network’s new Hollywood biopic that stars Yaya DaCosta (The Butler) in the title role and was directed by Angela Bassett.
BuzzFeed has the world premiere of the trailer for Whitney — a film that chronicles Houston’s life from church choir in Newark, New Jersey, to the heights of global superstardom. But, as her fans have come to know all too well in the wake of her tragic death in February 2012, there was another, darker side to the singer — one that’s front and center in the exclusive trailer.
From her tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown (played by Into the Storm’s Arlen Escarpeta) to her struggles with addiction, it looks like Whitney will offer a no-holds-barred window inside Houston’s world.
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