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If you recall, Angela Bassett and the late Whitney Houston co-starred together in the classic Waiting to Exhale romantic drama (1995). Today, we learn the Oscar nominee has partnered up with Lifetime to direct a movie based on Houston’s life.

The Malcolm X actress will not star in the movie, according to Entertainment Weekly. However, she may have a different role in the film that’s set to chronicle the relationship between Houston and singer-songwriter, Bobby Brown.

“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” said Bassett in a press release. “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

About the movie as per press release:

Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, 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 Whitney’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.

This should be interesting to say the least. We know Angela Bassett is one helluva actress, we hope she equally excels as a movie director. Are you excited to watch? Let us know in the comments.

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