Former America's Next Top Model contestant Yaya DaCosta has been tapped to portray the late Whitney Houston in Lifetime's upcoming biopic, according to TV Line.
The untitled TV movie, slated to be released in 2015, will center on Houston's rise to fame, and her tumultuous relationship with ex-husband
, who starred alongside Houston in
Waiting to Exhale
, will make her directorial debut with the project. After
, DaCosta landed roles in TV shows like
All My Children
, and also appeared in
Lee Daniels' The Butler
According to TMZ , Houston's family isn't happy about the biopic. "Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie," Pat Houston , the singer's sister-in-law and co-executor of her estate, said last month.
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