Welp, there it is! Yaya Dacosta (Former contestant on America’s Next Top Model) will be starring in the upcoming “Whitney Houston” biopic as thee great Whitney herself. Yaya’s Co-Star playing the role of Bobby Brown will be Arlen Escarpeta.
The biopic will portray the relationship between Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. They depict the entire relationship, from time they met, were head over heels in love, the drug addiction, and even the messy divorce.
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Bassett is directing the film, which is tentatively titled “Whitney Houston,” from a script penned by Shem Bitterman (“Betty & Coretta” – the Lifetime Original Movie that Bassett starred in last year).
Larry Sanitsky (who produced “Betty & Coretta”) will do the same for “Whitney Houston.”
Joining Alafia and Escarpeta in front of the camera is Yolonda Ross, playing Whitney Houston’s longtime good friend and assistant, who was also rumored to be her lesbian lover – Robyn Crawford.
Shooting is currently underway in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to debut in 2015.
The image is courtesy of the NY Post.