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Yaya DaCosta To Play Whitney Houston In Lifetime Biopic

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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.ย “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.

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‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher: Playing Cyborg Is Art Imitating Life!

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Ray Fisher has put in quite the grind in Hollywood … but now it’s paying off!

The Justice League star takes on the role of Cyborg, the half-man, half-robot superhero, and crushes it. But playing the epic role was more than a dream come true, it was art imitating life. In our interview with the soon-to-be A-lister, Fisher describes how his upbringing mirrors Cyborg’s in certain ways.

Check it out below! Oh, and check out Justice League in theaters now.

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