Yaya DaCosta To Play Whitney Houston In Lifetime Biopic
Former America’s Next Top Model contestant, Yaya DaCosta has been tapped to play the late, Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s forthcoming biopic.
According to reports, the model will take on the role which will portray a young Houston, as she struggles with her personal life, relationship with Bobby Brown and her rise to stardom. Oscar nominated actress, Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with Whitney Houston, set to premiere in 2015.
“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” Bassett said in a statement last month. “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”
Yaya, who was the runner-up in Cycle 3 of ANTM, has since been appeared in Lee Daniels’ The Butler and episodes of All My Children and Ugly Betty.