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Yaya DaCosta Alafia To Play Whitney Houston In Angela Basett’s Directorial Debut

Yaya DaCosta Alafia To Play Whitney Houston In Angela Basett’s Directorial DebutPosted by Wilson Morales

June 7, 2014

Source: TVLine

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According to TVLine, Yaya DaCosta Alafia has been cast to play Whitney Houston in Lifetime TV biopic that will mark the directorial debut for actress Angela Bassett.

Yaya DaCosta Alafia Whitney Houston 2Set for 2015, the film will center on the relationship between Houston and her ex-husband Bobby Brown, from the time they met at the height of their celebrity, their dating period and their up-and-down marriage. Throughout their marriage, their were several highs and lows as the couple dealt with fame and fortune.

‘Whitney Houston’ will be produced by the Sanitsky Company. Larry Sanitsky, who worked with Bassett on the Lifetime film ‘Betty and Coretta,’ will serve as the executive producer. Shem Bitterman, who wrote ‘Coretta’ is onboard as the screenwriter.

Alafia was last seen in ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ and the indie films ‘Big Words’ and ‘Mother of George’. Her other film credits include ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ ‘Tron: Legacy,’ and ‘In Time’. Prior to doing films she was a runner-up in Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model.

Here’s an old video of Whitney and Bobby during their good years.

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