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Who’s going to portray the legendary Whitney Houston?

TVLine reports “America’s Next Top Model” alum-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta has been cast to play Houston in Angela Bassett‘s upcoming Lifetime biopic about Houston’s volatile relationship with Bobby Brown.

The biopic will be Bassett’s directorial debut. She released a statement on the film, “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. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”

Most recently, DaCosta starred in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”.

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