Yaya DaCosta continues her foray into the world of acting by stepping into the stiletto’s of the late, great Whitney Houston.
The former America’s Top Model star, whose acting credits include Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’, has been announced as the lead in Lifetime‘s new Houston biopic.
Details after the jump…
As earlier reported, the legendary Angela Bassett (who was Whitney’s ‘Waiting To Exhale’ c0-star) will direct the movie – which is earmarked for a 2015 debut.
According to TV Line, film will chronicle Houston’s volatile relationship with singer-songwriter Bobby Brown during her meteoric rise to musical superstardom.
Yaya serves as an interesting choice, one we’re sure some may side-eye. Still, we’re optimistic about both her casting and the movie more broadly and hope Angela does a stellar a job.