Lifetime is revealing new details about "Whitney," the forthcoming movie directed by Angela Bassett.
Starring Yaya DaCosta and Arlen Escarpeta as Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, "Whitney" chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.
"Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Houston’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both," Lifetime reports.
As widely reported, actual vocals from Whitney Houston will not be used in the film, but songs from her discography will be played as part of the soundtrack. All of them performed by Deborah Cox.
Today we have an official list of songs.
"The music featured in the film includes Houston’s hits “The Greatest Love of All,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” “I’m Every Woman” and “I Will Always Love You” as well as Brown’s “Every Little Step," Lifetime reports.
Produced by The Sanitsky Company, Whitney is executive produced by Larry Sanitsky (Betty & Coretta). Shem Bitterman (Betty & Coretta) wrote the script.
Following the movie’s premiere, Lifetime will air the hour-long documentary Beyond the Headlines: Whitney Houston at 10pm, providing an in-depth look at the life and death of Houston. Interviews with friends – including longtime friend Darlene Love – colleagues and industry insiders will offer personal reflections and insight into the life and career of this American songstress and the tragic circumstances of her downfall. Beyond the Headlines: Whitney Houston is produced by Peacock Productions.
"Whitney" premieres Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.