Yaya DaCosta Cast as Whitney Houston in Upcoming Biopic

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Angela Bassett will direct an upcoming biopic about Whitney Houston for Lifetime, and the largest piece of the puzzle is now in place.

Yaya DaCosta will play Whitney in the film that will reportedly focus on her turbulent relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown. Yaya's most recent big screen role was in Lee Daniels' 'The Butler.' She was also a contestant on Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model.

The film is set to debut in 2015.


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