Yaya DaCosta (ex-Cassandra, All My Children) has landed the greatest role of all, playing Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic of the late star, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The TV-movie will chronicle Houston’s volatile relationship with singer-songwriter Bobby Brown during her meteoric rise to musical superstardom.
Since making her television debut in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model, DaCosta has gone on to score recurring roles on shows including All My Children, Ugly Betty and House. She’s also had big-screen success, most recently coming off a role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Angela Bassett (American Horror Story) will direct the yet-untitled biopic, which is aiming for a 2015 release.
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