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Yaya DaCosta to Play Whitney Houston in Lifetime Movie

Yaya DaCosta will play Whitney Houston in upcoming Lifetime film.
Yaya DaCosta has landed the lead role in Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic.

Currently titled Whitney Houston, the movie will focus on the relationship between the singer and her ex-husband Bobby Brown from the time they met through the dissolution of their tumultuous marriage.

DaCosta made her small-screen debut on America's Next Top Model Cycle 3, but has since appeared in All My Children, Ugly Betty, House and Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Whitney Houson is set to premiere in 2015, only three years after the singer was found dead in her hotel bathtub at age 48 due to an accidental drowning.

Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, who starred opposite Houston in Waiting to Exhale, will direct the film.

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