A Whitney Houston biopic is in its early stages, and already the family of the late “I Will Always Love You” singer has spoken out against it.
The film about Whitney Houston, which is being created for BBC Two, is helmed by Nick Broomfield, who is known for other controversial films including Kurt and Courtney and Biggie and Tupac.
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BBC Two reports that Whitney “goes in search of the forces that made and then destroyed the singer who has been described as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years.”
It was a little less than a week ago when a spokesperson for Whitney Houston’s family issued a statement to Rolling Stone about the upcoming film.
“The Whitney Houston Estate has no involvement in this program whatsoever,” the statement reads.
In 2015, a Lifetime biopic about Whitney Houston–and also called Whitney–drew considerable criticism from members of Whitney Houston’s family, too.
“You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made-for-TV biopic. And, I might add, without the family’s blessing and despite her mother’s request to not do this movie,” Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, said at the time. “It happens every day.”
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In light of the recent passing of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, there might be a renewed interest in the late singer’s life and death.
Do you have interest in viewing a biopic about Whitney Houston–especially while knowing her family is not at all in favor of its creation?