Official Whitney Houston Documentary In The Works
I’m very excited to report an official Whitney Houston documentary is in the works.
Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald has partnered with producers Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, and Lisa Erspamer on the feature documentary that will take a revealing look at the life and genius of the global superstar.
Here’s the scoop via Deadline:
Macdonald and the producers say they have been given the estate’s blessing to tell the unvarnished and authentic story of the singer’s life. Macdonald will interview Clive Davis, founder and president of Arista Records, currently CCO of Sony Music Entertainment, who is acknowledged for bringing Houston to prominence.
Houston, who died in 2012, remains one of music’s biggest selling artists ever; breaking more records than any other female singer in the history of pop music. With over 200M album sales worldwide, and as the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1s, Houston inspired a generation of singers from Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga to Beyoncé. But she also suffered from addiction. She died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at age 48, found submerged in a bathtub. The cause of death was reported as drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”
Houston won two Emmys, six Grammys, and over 20 American Music Awards. She made her feature starring debut in 1992’s The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner. The film grossed $411M worldwide and spawned her version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” which stayed at No. 1 for 14 weeks. She also starred in the motion pictures Waiting To Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife.
After enduring that Whitney Houston biopic on Lifetime, I welcome this documentary with open arms.
How about you?
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