Lifetime has set Jan. 17 as the premiere date for its original movie on the life of late entertainer Whitney Houston, the network said Tuesday.
The movie, which stars Yaya DaCosta (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) as the iconic singer./actress and Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5) as her ex-husband Bobby Brown, will chronicle the often rocky relationship between the two celebrity superstars, according to the network.
Actress Angela Bassett will direct the film, which will feature several of Houston’s popular songs sung by entertainer Deborah Cox, according to the network.
Earlier this month Lifetime aired an original movie on the life of late 1990s R&B singer Aaliyah. The Nov. 15 debut of Aaliyah: The Princess of R&Bdrew 3.2 million viewers, according to network officials.