A second Whitney Houston biopic is being produced, without the late singer’s family’s approval.

The first, Whitney, premiered on Lifetime last year, starring America’s Next Top Model alumni Yaya DaCosta as Houston. It was produced by Hollywood starlet and Houston’s Waiting to Exhale co-star Angela Bassett, and did not have the support of the “I Will Always Love You” singer’s estate either.

This round, the biopic will air on BBC Two, with Nick Broomfield at the helm, the controversial director of Kurt & Courtney, the 1998 documentary on Courtney Love’s alleged involvement with Kurt Cobain‘s death, and 2014’s Biggie & Tupac. According to the BBC’s website, the film will document “the forces that made and then destroyed the singer who has been described as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years.”

There has been no release date for the second biopic.


Houston died at age 48 on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA after being found face down in a water-filled bathtub with drug paraphernalia nearby. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning. Her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina, passed away at age 22 on July 26, 2015 in Georgia.

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