Rihanna isn’t the only one getting the documentary treatment…
According to Rolling Stone, Houston’s estate has given the “ok” for Oscar-winning director Kevin McDonald (Marley, Last King of Scotland) to create a documentary about the late singer.
A statement reveals the film will show the “unvarnished and authentic” story of Houston’s life. “The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures, she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years,” McDonald states in the press release. “She changed the way pop music was sung — bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don’t traditionally sell.”
The director also made clear that the doc will also hit upon the darker side of her life, including her rocky marriage to Bobby Brown and struggles with substance addiction.
The doc will be pitched to big wigs at the Cannes Film Festival next month by Altitude Films, the same company behind the Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy.