WATCH THIS: LIFETIME RELEASES TRAILER FOR WHITNEY HOUSTON BIOPIC

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On January 17, 2015, Lifetime will showcase the life and career of one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Whitney Houston, in the biopic Whitney.

The trailer showcases the performers personal and professional life, and includes her tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown.

The film is directed by Angela Bassett, and will star Yaya DaCosta as the singer, who is best known from America’s Next Top Model. 

Prior to the trailer’s release, the film was criticized by the Houston family, in particular Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston.

Other biopics recently released by the network include the stories of Brittany Murphy, and most recently Aaliyah, which was not received well by the general public.

What are your thoughts on the trailer, do you plan on tuning in for the film?

“Whitney” premieres on January 17th at 8:00 p.m. ET on Lifetime.  

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