Whitney Houston BioPic Movie Premieres Jan. 17th on Lifetime, Watch First Trailer Starring YaYa DaCosta Here (VIDEO)

11:56 PM EST 12/4/2014 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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Lifetime's upcoming Whitney Houston made-for-TV movie premieres on January 17th and now we get to see the first trailer footage starring YaYa DaCosta. You can check out the new trailer above. 

According to Lifetime's press site:

Whitney chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Houston's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.

The Lifetime movie will be directed by Angela Bassett who is making her directorial debut. YaYa Dacosta had supporting roles in the films The Kids Are All Right and Tron: Legacy. In 2013 she also appeared as Carol in the film The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. She was found dead in her guest room at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner's report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.

Lifetime has been taking some heat for their recent biopic original movies. Most recently, their Aaliyah movie,  Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, which got criticized across the board from critics and peers of Aaliyah herself. 

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