WHITNEY HOUSTON: Bio-pic Plans
Written by KingCnote on April 24, 2020
A Whitney Houston bio-pic — with the backing of the late singer’s estate — is in the works.
Spin.com reports that Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law who has run her estate, has partnered with Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten and Whitney’s longtime producer Clive Davis on the project.
Believing that “the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told,” Davis says he’s “so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no-holds-barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney, whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while she fiercely battled the demons that were to be her undoing.”
Stella Meghie, whose resume includes 2017’s Everything, Everything, is in talks to direct.
Houston, who drowned in a hotel bathtub in 2012, has been the subject of competing documentaries. This is the first time her life will get the big-screen treatment.